AMS Presentation Coming Soon

2014-01-22 18:08:02.000 – Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist


In ten days, I’ll be taking a trip down to Atlanta, GA. The reason? To give an oral presentation, which takes place the evening of February 3rd, at the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 94th Annual Meeting.

I was selected by AMS to present on ‘The Complexity of Weather Forecasting in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, NH.’ During this presentation, I’ll be discussing the unusually extreme weather that our mountain range faces, and the long list of difficulties in forecasting atop Mount Washington.

The extreme Alpine environment that makes up the Presidential Range is remarkably severe for its relatively-low elevation, when compared with more impressive mountain ranges around the world. The accessibility and variety of users of the area present us with a large number of challenges when crafting a forecast, and these are the factors that I’ll be speaking of at the AMS Conference.

Also, I’ll be joined by Director of Summit Operations Cyrena Briede, as well as Director of Research Eric Kelsey, who will be giving additional poster presentations crafted by themselves and many other summit staff members. Altogether, we’ll have quite a significant presence at the AMS Annual Meeting for the first time, which is an excellent way to get the word about MWO, our critical work, and our employees out there in the meteorological community!

I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to represent the Mount Washington Observatory in this fashion, and I’ll be sharing more details about my specific presentation in the near future!


Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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