An Exciting New Year

2015-01-03 17:05:35.000 – Kaitlyn O’Brien, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

 

With the turn of a new year, there are already lots of exciting events going on at the Observatory! For New Year’s Eve, we hosted several guests who were thrilled to ring in the New Year at 6,288 feet. Unfortunately, the summit was socked in the clouds limiting any chance of decent visibility, but that sure didn’t dampen spirits. Thanks to volunteers Ken and Andrew, the guests and crew were treated to an exquisite seven course meal, followed by a jovial toast at midnight. Everyone enjoyed themselves and welcomed 2015 with groovy glasses, tasseled party horns, and beaded necklaces!
 
 Guests gathered in front of the Snowcat
 New Year’s Eve guests and crew outside of the Sherman Adams Building
 

Another exciting 2015 event is the 95th Annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Phoenix, AZ. The conference kicks off this weekend and lasts through January 8th. This year, Mount Washington Observatory will be well-represented! Mike Carmon, Mike Dorfman, and Dr. Eric Kelsey have traded cold, snowy, New England for the warm desert weather, where they will be able to mingle with students, broadcast meteorologists, researchers, professors, and many other professionals in the field. During events like the Career Fair and Weather Fest, students and recent graduates can stop by the MWO table and learn more about our summit operations and our internship program. There will also be plenty of interesting talks to attend throughout the week to learn more about the latest meteorological advancements across the board, including instrumentation, communication, education, forecasting, technology, and the list goes on! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to network at such a large meteorological convention, and we wish Mike Carmon, Mike Dorfman, and Dr. Kelsey the best of luck as they work to broaden our connections within the meteorological community!

 

Kaitlyn O’Brien, Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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