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2008-02-24 20:20:57.000 – Stacey Kawecki,  Observer

undercast and alpine glow

Two days in a row with absolutely beautiful weather …the real kicker, it’s going to last into tomorrow. I can scarcely remember the last time I got this much sunshine at the summit, it was probably sometime in early October! Three days and three nights of being in the clear, with very little sky cover is almost unheard of. However, our bubble is about to be tragically popped, and a new smaller bubble of hope will be formed. In the past couple of weeks, the nice fluffy snow that had fallen on a windless summit has been brutally buffeted by the winds, mercilessly melted by the sun, fog, and freezing rain, and is now compacted into somewhat bulletproof ice with a dusting of light snow on top. The approaching storm for Tuesday is promising plentiful snowfall, another blast of snow, to send into the ravines. Hopefully some of that will stay on the summit.

The clear skies have enabled the crew and guests to experience sunrises and sunsets, beautiful colors, with the sun lighting up the clouds of the undercast, and creating some delicious alpine glow. Tomorrow, clouds will start to build, and temperatures will warm, and winds will diminish, providing the calm before the storm.


Stacey Kawecki,  Observer

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