A Few Beautiful Days on the Summit

2014-09-28 20:01:00.000 – Mike Dorfman, Weather Observer/IT Specialist


We’re enjoying the influence of high pressure in the area with a cloudless and warm few days here on the summit! Yesterday’s high of 62F and today’s high of 61F both broke the daily record highs of 60F (1973) and 59F (1999), respectively. It is so strange walking out on the deck this time of year and feeling temperatures that are comfortable in short sleeves! We’re not the only ones enjoying the warm weather here on the summit – a Northern Saw-whet owl decided to pay us a visit! This owl, approximately the size of a palm, was perched outside one of the New Hampshire State Park windows for the entire day.

In other news, Marty the cat received his annual vet checkup! The only full-time resident of the summit, his only trip off the Rock Pile occurs during this annual vet visit. He came back rejuvenated and ready for another year of healthy summit activities! If you come to the summit and are a member of the Observatory, you can get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Observatory, have a better chance of seeing Marty, and can climb even higher than the summit up our observation tower! We hope to see you up here soon!


Mike Dorfman, Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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