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:
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:
"Thank you very much, Marty" indeed.