- Temperature on Mount Washington reached 67 degrees on Tuesday
- Third consecutive record-breaking day as Sunday hit 65 degrees and Monday reached 63
- Meteorologist Adam Gill said Hurricanes Maria and Jose have contributed to the rises in temperature by pushing hot air north
- Oddly enough, it was snowing on the New Hampshire summit a few weeks ago
- Cold front rolled in Wednesday, dropping temperatures to 56 degrees
The temperature on Mount Washington reached a record high of 67 degrees Tuesday, making it the warmest September 26 in the summits’ history as well as the hottest day of the year.
It was the third consecutive day of record-breaking heat at the 6,288ft New Hampshire summit.
Sunday hit 65 degrees and Monday reached 63. Those two days were a close call, barely beating the record by three degrees and one degrees.
However, Tuesday was a whopping eight degrees hotter than the previous high of 59 set in 1961, Mount Washington Observatory Meteorologist Adam Gill told the Boston Globe.
Mount Washington in New Hampshire has experienced record-high temperatures for the past three days. Tuesday was 67 degrees, Monday 63 and Sunday 65
Stock image shows the summit snow covered, similar to what it looked like just a few weeks ago before the heat wave rolled in
Gill said the recent hurricanes, Maria and Jose, contributed to the rise in temperature as it passed close to New England and pushed the jet stream north allowing warm air from the south to roll in.
Tuesday was also the hottest day of 2017 on the summit. Oddly enough, it was snowing there just a few weeks earlier.
Gill said it started off with a snow storm and got warmer ever since, adding that the lack of wind also contributed to the rise in temperature.
The odd weather is even confusing some of the foliage. ‘It seems like the leaves have stopped changing,’ Gill said.
But today’s temperatures fell back to normal, and a cold front was expected to roll in.
It was 56 degrees on the summit Wednesday morning, falling four degrees lower than the recorded high in 1973.