Temps Drop to - 26 on Mount Washington on Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2018

Daybreak Friday morning atop Mount Washington via the Observatory cam.
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The Mount Washington Observatory says the temperature plunged to minus 26 on Thursday morning. The observatory says that broke its daily record low of minus 11.

It also broke the lowest temperature it has seen in November. The old record was minus 20 on Nov. 30, 1958.

The observatory says winds over hurricane force — that's 74 mph or higher — had wind chills in the range of minus 70 to minus 75.

At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington in New Hampshire is the highest peak in the Northeast. It's known for its extreme weather.