Some Amazing Pictures Of Mount Washington (N.H.) Ice & Rime.

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by Anura Guruge


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In my all time favorite newspaper, the U.K. “Daily Mail”, which I read daily, in bed, while drinking my coffee and listening to CNBC … waiting for 9 am so I can also catch some TV news. Click to access original. Always worthwhile visiting the “Daily Mail”.


What made seeing these pictures even more special and pertinent is that I am just finishing the book “Mount Washington Reoccupied” (The experiences of a scientific expedition upon the highest mountain in New England–1932-33) by Robert Scott Monahan — the father of our friend (and Devanee’s mentor) Dan Monahan of ‘Clearlakes Chorale‘ and ‘Barbershop‘ fame. This book, published in 1933, talks a lot, as you would expect, about the frozen wonderland ice formations and rime — such as 42″ feathers appearing overnight on a ‘guy wire’ following a storm. Keeping rime off the anemometers, even one that was heated with a 450W electrical element, was a constant challenge and it is fascinating to read about the challenges, 80 years ago, of just trying to get halfway accurate wind speed readings — stuff we kind of take for granted today.

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Click to access Amazon page for this book.


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