A Visit From Autumn
2014-09-08 07:23:23.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
This Morning’s Glow
A few days ago, I spoke about the above-average temperatures that we were experiencing on the summit, that were much more indicative of summertime conditions.
All of that warm weather is a distant memory as I compose this comment.
My first observation this morning, at 5:45 AM, told a much different story than the start of our shift. Temperatures are lingering in the upper 30s F this morning, with blustery northwest winds gusting near 40 mph, which is providing us with a wind chill down in the 20s F. We’re expecting highs only in the mid to upper 40s today, which is just about average for this time of year.
Who needs morning coffee when one has access to this sort of weather in the waking hours?
The long-range models do not show any signs of significant warm ups, for summit or valley locations, so it appears autumn is truly beginning to settle in as the first third of September comes to a close.
Time is running short for a visit to the Mount Washington Observatory in the summer season, so be sure to come see our new Extreme Mount Washington museum, and request a weather station tour (given by our trusty summit intern, Caleb, or myself) before the Mount Washington Auto Road shuts its gates next month!
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist