Another Snowy Day on the Summit

2014-01-02 23:10:19.000 – Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer


So far today, the summit has received 3.7 inches of snow. Usually when precipitation is falling on the summit, we’re socked in the fog, but today was different due to the drier and colder air mass moving in. That gave me a chance to get out this afternoon and enjoy the several inches of fresh snow that fell in relatively calm conditions. With more precipitation on the way, and extremely low liquid equivalent values for the predicted snow, we’re sure to have whiteout conditions from blowing snow once the winds inevitably pick back. If you’re mountaineering above tree line, be sure to check our higher summits forecast before you head out!

Observer footnote: If you want to make it to the summit this winter but don’t want to brave the elements hiking to the top, the observatory offers day trips. These trips take the Observatory’s snow cat up the auto road. Once on top, you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the snowy summit, both indoor and outdoor, weather pending. You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful views or exciting weather, and then warm up inside with a delicious lunch. To reserve your spot, please visit our website!


Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer

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