Mount Washington Observatory

  • NH

About Us

With bitter cold, freezing fog, heavy snow and legendary wind, Mount Washington is one of the most extreme places on the planet. Since 1932, the hardy staff of the Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) has been right there in the thick of it, living and working in the home of the "World’s Worst Weather."

MWO advances knowledge and understanding of the natural systems that create earth’s weather and climate. This is achieved by operating its unique mountaintop weather station, collecting and analyzing weather data, performing scientific research, delivering educational programming, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Regularly featured in the national media, the “Obs” enjoys the good will and support of thousands of members, donors and fans across the country.