Many of us can take the true power of mother nature for granted. Although we can usually fend for ourselves and find protection during storms, sometimes the power of severe weather can show us just how fragile our lives can be. That was a reminder that weather observers Mike Dorfman and Tom Padham learned the hard way during an intense snow storm at New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Observatory.
Although we are in the midst of spring, it looks like the middle of winter in this video taken from the top of the mountain. The two men decided to just how strong of an effect 109 MPH winds can have on the human body. Check out their footage below.
As he stands on the concrete, the strong winds keep him from being able to stand up straight. After a few wobbles, a strong gust sends him straight into the air. It’s a good thing he was standing away from the barricade, or else he might have been sent flying over the side of the mountain.
I wouldn’t recommend trying this out for yourself, but it serves as a great reminder to stay indoors during severe storms, whether they are snowy systems or tropical hurricanes.