Here in DC we have mostly been spared the worst of a bad nor’easter up in my home waters of New England. Sounds like it was a pretty crazy storm, up there with some other greats. Some good info on it, for those interested:
- A fascinating post from Jeff Masters at Weather Underground
- And another… … which includes this bit, from inland:
Winds this morning on top of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington were 108 mph, gusting to 138. I don’t think they’ll be painting the railings today!
- Finally, from Mt. Washington Observatory itself comes this gem of a statement:
Update: Wind directions continue to keep work conditions challenging. Here is a video of our protective front door airlock buckling in the east winds. The decision has been made not to open it.
Sounds like a good idea, gang! Those wacky weather dudes… Anyway, we here at Chine bLog are big on having a healthy respect for nature, and this is one of those days that reminds you why. Out on the water? I believe the posts above will tell you the wind hit 70 kts. at Matinicus Rock off Maine and a buoy in the Gulf of Maine was clocking 29′ seas. Hmm – might be worth tying in a reef…