Mt. Adams, New Hampshire is the second highest peak in the Northeast at 5798ft. While it doesn’t look menacing under a sunny sky, its neighbouring peak, Mt. Washington is known as “Home of the World’s Worst Weather” due to its combination of cold temperatures, snow even in summer, dense fog, frequent ice pellets and high, whipping winds. The highest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of Earth, 231 miles per hour, was clocked at the Mt. Washington Observatory. These summits of the Northern Presidential Mountain Range are shrouded in clouds 65% of the time. They lie in the path of 3 major storm tracks, and are known for sudden and severe changes in weather.