Register | Login


Mount Washington, in New Hampshire, is the highest peak in Northeastern United States and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. Before the European settlers arrived, the natives called the mountain Agiocochook, or "Home of the Great Spirit". Today, it is better known as the "Home of the World's Worst Weather.”

Mount Washington is located in the temperate climate zone but has Arctic-like conditions. Extreme cold, year-round snowfall, dense fog, heavy icing, and exceptional winds are some of Mount Washington's prominent features. The peak isn’t terribly high either — just 6,288 feet — yet it endures some of the planet’s most extreme weather comparable to those experienced on top of Mount Everest or on the South Pole.

mount-washington-5

The weather station atop Mount Washington is chained down to prevent it from being blown away. Photo credit

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2015.


Loading...

Ocean Paintings by Antoine Renault
Ocean Paintings by Antoine Renault
soca river, slovenia
soca river, slovenia
Bracken Bat Cave: Worlds Largest Bat Colony
Bracken Bat Cave: Worlds Largest Bat Colony
Rare Weather Phenomenon Creates River of Clouds Over Grand Canyon
Rare Weather Phenomenon Creates River of Clouds Over Grand Canyon
swinging couch over lake
swinging couch over lake
Artist Transforms Her Tiny Studio into Surreal Fantasy Worlds
Artist Transforms Her Tiny Studio into Surreal Fantasy Worlds
Jacob Well, Texas Most Dangerous Diving Spot
Jacob Well, Texas Most Dangerous Diving Spot
Kangana Ranaut in Undergarments
Kangana Ranaut in Undergarments