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A U.S. Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On Earth

Observer Jim Salge leans into the high winds during one of his hourly weather observations at the Mount Washington Observatory on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire January 4, 2007. Every hour, every day, observers brave the elements to record weather conditions outside their station, 6,288 feet (1,917 metres) above sea level. Located some 130 miles (209.2 km) north of Boston, the station has been tracking the weather above New England continuously for more than 70 years. In April 1934, it recorded a 231-mile-per-hour (371.7 kmh) wind gust that remains a world record for a land-based weather station. To match feature WEATHER/MOUNTWASHINGTON Picture taken January 4, 2007. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)

The following is an excerpt from Chris D’Angelo | January 8, 2018 | Huffingtonpost.com |

The temperature atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington plummeted early Saturday to an astonishing minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the coldest places on the planet.

The summit was tied with the Canadian town of Armstrong, Ontario, as the second-coldest location on Earth, the Mount Washington Observatory said in a tweet.

With the wind whipping at more than 100 mph, the wind chill reached about 94 degrees below zero. It felt colder on the mountain than on the surface of Mars, where the temperature was minus 78 degrees, The Boston Globe noted.

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