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    It's Going to Be -100 Degrees on Mount Washington Tonight. Here's What That Feels Like

    You can get frostbite in just 30 seconds.

    JAMIE DUCHARME JANUARY 05, 2018

    If you think it's cold where you live today, just be glad you're not at the summit of Mount Washington.

    Temperatures atop the New Hampshire mountain, which is known for its bitterly cold temperatures and fierce winds, were forecast to sink below -20 degrees Friday, dropping to somewhere between -70 and -80 degrees after accounting for windchill. Overnight, air temperature is set to hit -40 degrees, with 100-miles-per-hour winds causing windchill to hit -100 degrees.

    But despite the punishing temperatures, at least three hearty weather observers will be stationed at the Mount Washington Observatory, recording information about air temperature, wind speed, visibility and cloud cover at the summit every hour — manually, since extreme cold destroys most automatic equipment.

    Adam Gill, a weather observer and IT specialist at the observatory, told Travel + Leisure what it's like to work in one of the coldest places on earth.

    You can get frostbite in just 30 seconds

    When temperatures creep toward -80, Gill says frostbite is an almost immediate concern. Exposed skin can start to get frostbite in as little as 30 seconds, he says, with permanent damage possible after just a couple minutes. And if you step outside with exposed skin, Gill says, you'll know it immediately. "Your skin starts to burn, kind of like if you're holding your hand too close to a hot fire," he says. "When you first step outside, to breathe is more difficult, because the air is cold and dry. It's kind of like walking outside and walking into super cold water."

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    I used to play ice hockey in those temperatures.
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    LOL! And walked to school up hill, both ways.
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    I love the cold.

    I'm stuck at work.

    The day I get home it goes from sub zero to piss warm and rain.

    FML.

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    If nothing goes wrong, this is definitely not a bad place to be...
    "I am a bird"

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    Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post


    If nothing goes wrong, this is definitely not a bad place to be...
    You can damn near see my house from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You can damn near see my house from here.
    How many pixels ?
    "I am a bird"

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    Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
    How many pixels ?
    Hahah, about 3.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You can damn near see my house from here.
    “Hey Look guys, there’s that house where the owner keeps saying never call the cops...should we swat him?”

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    An Eyelash-Freezing ‘Icy Hell’: The One Spot That Could Feel Like Minus 100

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/u...pgtype=article



    But behind it, he predicted, would come relief. “The thaw is coming,” he said. “We just have to hold out for about another week.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    An Eyelash-Freezing ‘Icy Hell’: The One Spot That Could Feel Like Minus 100

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/u...pgtype=article



    But behind it, he predicted, would come relief. “The thaw is coming,” he said. “We just have to hold out for about another week.”

    (FOAD - AF)

    Those are nice winter tires!
    "I am a bird"



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