Bubbles Froze on Mount Washington, Second-Coldest Place on Earth - NECN

Bubbles Froze on Mount Washington, Second-Coldest Place on Earth

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    Bubbles Freeze in Record Cold on Mt. Washington

    Mt. Washington was the second-coldest place on Earth this morning. (Published Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018)

    Almost nothing compares to the frigid temperatures atop Mount Washington Saturday morning. It was so cold that the Mount Washington Observatory froze bubbles. 

    Mt. Washington was tied as the second-coldest place on the planet this morning, plunging to -36 ° Fahrenheit.

    With winds roaring at a steady 92 miles per hour, blowing snow and freezing fog encompassed the mountain. The summit is 6,288.2 feet above sea level, and is located in the White Mountains.

    The coldest temperature recorded on Earth this morning was a tie at -38 ° F in Eureka, Nunavut, and Jakutsk, Russia.

    Temperatures have rebounded to a milder -18 ° F this evening.


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