2006-07-31 02:34:56.000 – Ken Rancourt, Observer
What a day! Being the Night Observer once and a while changes your perspective. After a long shift on Saturday night in the fog, I went to bed feeling tired and damp as all of my observations were done in dense fog that limited visibility to less than 75 feet for most of the night.
Tim started his shift in the fog too – but he also saw some very quick changes shortly after he started work: within a period of literally 5 minutes the summit went from dense fog enshrouding us to perfectly clear skies and great visibilities. For almost 18 continuous hours visibility exceeded 100 miles.
Many visitors to the summit enjoyed the sights today as the staff gave numerous tours and the museum gift shop was busy all day. Sunshine headed out the door after the museum closed and spent considerable time on Home Stretch taking pictures of the sunset. We’ll wait to see if Walter (our Florida Intern) got a shot of the Green Flash! It was a great ending to a very nice day.
Ken Rancourt, Observer