Another foggy day on the “Rock Pile”
2011-10-02 19:08:39.000 – Roger Pushor, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
It’s a rainy and foggy day with the wind coming from the East and temperatures about 10 degrees above average for the day here on the “Rock Pile” however that doesn’t stop people from all over the world from coming to visit. I had the opportunity to host a couple of tours today and on one I had a gentleman all the way from Australia.
Observatory tours are one of the benefits that Mount Washington Observatory offers to all that help to support our Educational Outreach, Scientific Research and day to day weather observations. It’s the very generous support of our corporate sponsors and individual donors that allow us to add each day to our nearly 80 year climate record.
You may ask what happens to all that data we collect. Well today I’ve been preparing a dataset to go to the Appalachian Mountain Club with four years’ worth of daily snowfall, snow depth and hourly temperature data for the Summit to be used in some of their research. We partner very closely with AMC and a number of our remote automated Weather Stations are located in and around their facilities.
Out Educational Outreach includes the opportunity for members to join us on the Summit for a Winter Daytrip or Winter Edu Trip where you spend a winter night with us plus a lot more activities you can find on our Web site. If your and Educator we can bring a piece of the Summit to your 4th-12th grade classroom through one of our“Distance Learning” programs.
Roger Pushor, Weather Observer/Education Specialist