Mt-Wash-924-jpg If you’re planning a hike among New Hampshire’s highest peaks in the coming weeks, make sure to pay close attention to weather conditions.

Winter has landed at the top of New Hampshire, as snow, frigid temperatures and hurricane-force winds were reported on Mount Washington this week. And winter is sure to settle in on other peaks in the coming days and weeks, often creating treacherous conditions.

According to a report on, weather conditions have closed the Mount Washington Auto Road and Cog Railway. Scientists on the peak have reported wind chills around zero degrees and wind gusts up to 82 miles-per-hour. (READ MORE)