An uneventful shift change
2010-04-21 22:01:44.000 – Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist
As much as the summit staff loves the excitement of an eventful weather day, it’s always nice to have a ‘good weather’ shift change day like today. This is especially true considering how many difficult shift changes we have had this year, and even one postponed shift change, due to adverse weather conditions.
Not only was the weather uneventful, but the trip up the road itself was as well. Usually this time of year, that is not the cast regardless of how good or bad the weather is. The lower part of the road is typically at least somewhat clear of snow while the upper portions of the road above treeline are a completely different story. Despite over a foot of snow last weekend, we were able to get to just above the halfway point on road with the four-wheel drive van with no chains, where the snow tractor was waiting for us.
With rather tame weather forecasted for at least the next several days, the only source of excitement is the chance of some thunderstorms tomorrow. Although the other shift got to experience the first thunder and lightning of the season a few weeks ago, we have yet to on our shift. Hopefully that will change tomorrow!
Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist