It’s Raining Cats And Dogs!
(Marty, the newest weather cat.)
When the weather gets cold like it is right now, we spend an exciting evening checking out the weather at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, which claims to have the world’s worst weather.* (Today’s peak gust was 128.5 mph, and after bottoming out a 3 degrees, current temp is a balmy 15 degrees F [- 7 wind chill]). Mt Washington is home to hard-working Marty, the observatory’s official mascot. Formerly a resident of the Conway Area Humane Society, two-year-old Marty assumed the post earlier this year, after winning 53% of the popular vote in a runoff against two other worthy catestants.
Marty’s predecessor was Nin (pictured below), a popular mascot who retired at the age of 18 after serving about a dozen cold and windy years at the observatory.