Man struggling to stand against 100+ mph winds on a mountain accidentally learns to fly.

Man struggling to stand against 100+ mph winds on a mountain accidentally learns to fly.
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For many years, New Hampshire's Mt. Washington was known for having the world's highest recorded wind speed (which is good, because New Hampshire needs to be known for something other than early voting, foliage, and fostering the blessing-turned-curse known as Adam Sandler). That record was broken in 1996, but Mt. Washington still has hella strong winds. On May 16, a date that most people would think of as solidly in Spring, Mt. Washington posted this video of one of the mountaintop weather observers struggling against 100+ mph winds on the still snow-covered peak:

100+ MPH Winds 5-16-16

Weather Observers Mike Dorfman and Tom Padham took a brief break this morning to enjoy the windy and wintry conditions on the observation deck. Winds so far have topped out at 109 mph, with gusts near the century mark expected through this afternoon. Although it looks like winter here, summer is just around the corner and so is Seek the Peak! For more information on our annual hike-a-thon including the prizes, giveaways, and how to register check out https://www.firstgiving.com/mwobs/stp2016

Posted by Mount Washington Observatory on Monday, May 16, 2016

A Mt. Washington side note: if you grew up in the shadow of the highest peak in the Northeast (as this writer did), you regularly received Mt. Washington weather updates from "Marty on the Mountain," a delightful man positioned in front of a faded photo of the mountain top. Even if you don't care about weather, mountains, or New Hampshire, he's worth watching for his thicker-than-blood New England accent and somewhat-stilted delivery:

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"Thank you very much, Marty" indeed.

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