Another Two Feet
2014-03-23 16:32:55.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
March continues to impress, in a decidedly wintry way up here on the summit.
Since our shift arrived on the summit Wednesday, we’ve received measurable snowfall every single day, while temperatures have averaged below normal for that stretch as well.
Wednesday evening’s storm brought 4.2 inches of snow to the summit before midnight, with overnight winds whipping up the snow into a white-out.
Snow continued through the day on Thursday as the somewhat surprisingly-potent low pressure system passed through, producing 9.8 inches of snow through the day.
After a cold frontal passage on Friday, upslope snow showers continued through most of the day, dropping another 2.5 inches of snow. Visibility on Friday was as bad as it could be, with heavy blowing snow and thick freezing fog producing visibilities of less than 10 feet at times.
Yesterday, another low pressure system blasted through, and cranked out 4.7 inches more of the white stuff.
Today, another cold front combined with upsloping effects have brought another 2.3 inches of snow, for a 5-day total of 23.5 inches; nearly two feet! As it stands right now, March is already well above the monthly snowfall average, with more most likely on the way!
Ok, spring. We’re ready!
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist