Another Beautiful Week on the Summit

2014-04-11 17:23:26.000 – Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer

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I’m enjoying my last week here on the summit as my temporary position with the Mount Washington Observatory comes to an end. I’ve seen and learned so much since I started working with the Observatory in fall of 2012. I have walked (crawled) through 120+ mph winds, taken observations in -35 degree temperatures (with a -90 degree wind chill!), collected the precip can in fog so thick I can barely see my feet, and spent months learning about the human psyche while working nights. I couldn’t have asked for a more unforgettable time here on the summit while working alongside a wonderful group of people.

The days ahead promise to bring a variety of conditions, with the summit sending me off with spring-like temperatures on Monday, only to dip back down well below freezing on Tuesday. As they say on the summit, ‘if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it will be different.’

 

Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer

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