A twice-daily peek at mountain’s peak

MOUNT WASHINGTON (AP) – The Mount Washington Observatory has started broadcasting a live weather show to its museum in North Conway.

The show, called “Live From the Rockpile,” is broadcast twice daily for 20 minutes to The Mount Washington Center museum.

Weather observers give tours of the weather room inside the observatory, check the atmospheric conditions and show the weather outside. The audience can also ask the observers questions, because the show includes live video-conferencing.

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast. It still holds the record for the highest wind speed ever recorded on the earth’s surface: 231 mph in April 1934.