Mount Washington is home to some crazy wind and temperature records, but it's not often that you can actually see how it affects the weather here in New England.

In this wicked cool satellite photo shared by the National Weather Service in Gray this week, you can actually see the biggest peak in the Northeast cutting through the cloud cover moving from west to east, and carving out a giant swath of sunshine in western and central Maine.

Mount Washington once held the world record and still holds the Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere record for directly measured surface wind speed, at 231 mph (372 km/h), recorded on the afternoon of April 12, 1934.

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