Whiteface Mountain Reaches -114 Wind Chill @ Summit

Whiteface Mountain Reaches -114 Wind Chill @ Summit


Whiteface Mountain Reaches -114 Wind Chill @ Summit


windchill15n-1-webWhiteface Mountain, located in the Adirondack mountains of New York, got down to a chilly -114 with the wind chill over the weekend.

The Wild Center, which works with the Atmospheric Science Research Center at SUNY Albany, recorded the frigid temperature yesterday morning at a research station at the mountain’s summit.

The Arctic winds reached about 45 mph, freezing almost everything in their path.

“The extreme temperatures (Saturday) night on Whiteface have to do with its elevation, 4,865 feet and the wind speed,” Tracey Legat, the center’s communications manager at the center told the Daily News. “The mountains of the Adirondacks are often some of the coldest places in the lower 48 states during the year.”

The mountain’s summit was actually colder than Antarctica on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

12705484_10156513199250464_8700282716696337647_nImage from yesterday morning @ Whiteface  

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