Talk about cold.

The temperature atop Mount Washington was minus 24 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday afternoon, but that wasn’t the end of it.

With wind chill was minus 71 degrees. That was thanks to 78-mph winds atop the mountain in New Hampshire at about 5:30 p.m. The weather conditions were described as freezing fog.

The webcam on the Mount Washington Observatory website showed a snow- and ice-covered observation deck with low visibility. Earlier in the day, two figures were visible on the deck, bundled up and leaning into the wind.

The website notes that the record low temperature for the date – minus 27 set in 1943 – remained “in jeopardy” until midnight.

The website also warned, for anyone thinking about venturing their way, that frostbite could result in as little as five minutes on exposed skin in such conditions.

Take heart. The observatory expected temperatures to have warmed to around zero by the end of Sunday.