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Mount Washington Sees 'Fierce' 121 MPH Wind Gust, Expects Up To 20 Inches Of Snow From Winter Storm

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (CBS) -- A winter storm battered New England on Monday, and nowhere were the conditions harsher than the summit of Mount Washington.

The Mount Washington Observatory reported "fierce winds and heavy snow," with gusts consistently topping 100 mph and peaking at 121 mph.

Between 14 and 20 inches of snow are expected from the storm at the highest elevations.

Video from the summit showed low visibility as the powerful winds whipped up the snow.

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Posted by Mount Washington Observatory on Monday, January 17, 2022

According to the summit forecast, the storm will bring in even colder temperatures as it pulls away. Temperatures for Tuesday are expected to be 10 below, with a wind chill as low as 60 below zero.

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