MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Despite being days away from the unofficial start of summer, the summit of Mount Washington is covered with snow.
Unseasonably-low temperatures resulted in just over an inch of snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday, according to the Mount Washington Observatory. Lows in the mid-20's are expected on Thursday night before a gradual warmup on Memorial Day weekend.
The observatory said those kind of temperatures are more typical of early April than close to June.
Freezing runoff and ice are expected on trails in the higher elevations, so officials are warning hikers who brave the slopes on Thursday and Friday to come prepared with spiked boots.
The cold weather will reduce hypothermia and frostbite times "to a matter of minutes" for unprepared hikers.
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