Wind Chill At Mount Washington Drops To Minus 90 Degrees

Wind Chill At Mount Washington Drops To Minus 90 Degrees

Wind Chill At Mount Washington Drops To Minus 90 Degrees

"We basically just start saying it's stupid cold outside", Mike Carmon, senior meteorologist at Mount Washington Observatory, told The New York Times.

Keep in mind that wind chill of 15 below zero can result in frostbite on exposed skin in only 30 minutes, and 30 below zero can result in frostbite in a mere 15 minutes of exposure. This could lead to sloppy road conditions Sunday night and for the Monday morning drive.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Saturday from 3 10 a.m.

Behind yesterday's Nor'Easter, the region is gearing up for the coldest air of the season so far, although that sounds hard to believe. We will also be dealing with blowing snow. Temperatures will hold steady into the overnight hours in the low teens, and continue to slowly climb into Monday.

By this evening, the wind will drop below damaging levels, but will remain active enough to take temperatures around zero and produce a wind chill value of 15 to 30 below. Highest totals will be found on the tallest peaks. After near record cold Sunday morning (temperatures near 0 degrees), the winds finally die down and temperatures "warm" into the mid 20s.

A nice warmup on tap for Thursday and Friday. What will make this one different are the temperatures. A mix of rain, sleet, and snow is expected. The concern where the rain may fall is that most surfaces will still be near or below 32 degrees, which means it won't be plain old rain, it will be freezing rain. More details as we get closer during the weekend.

Come next weekend, we are cooling off back to the upper 20s with spotty snow showers.

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