A natural light show

2012-07-24 00:39:37.000 – Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist


This evening, a very impressive and strong line of thunderstorms moved through New England, hitting Mount Washington just after dinner time. As the line moved within about 30 miles of the mountain, fog cleared off for a time, which allowed the crew to witness an impressive lightning show, with a veritable mix of cloud to ground, cloud to cloud, and in cloud lightning strikes. Both intern Chris and my fellow observer Ryan tried to snap a few photos of the lightning.

As the line got closer, fog returned but the natural light show continued. Generally speaking this was one of the most impressive lines of storms that I had seen hit the mountain during the last 5+ years that I have spent on Mount Washington, and I know that Ryan, who has been here even longer than I have, would also agree.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a camera capable of capturing events like this, so I will just have to hope that Ryan and Chris captured something to share you, our fans, here in the Observer Comments and on our page on Facebook!


Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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