April 1st Weather And A View

2014-04-01 08:40:05.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

April 1st Weather And View

Happy April 1st everyone! As I woke up this morning something about the weather didn’t seem right. As I normally do, I walked outside for a cool blast of air in substitution for a cup of coffee, but was alarmed by the tranquil conditions and blast of hot air. Confused, I entered the Weather Room to inquire with our Staff Meteorologist Ryan Knapp. After discussing weather patterns and trends we have come to the conclusion that for the first time ever the summit is under the influence of a Tropical Gyre. Essentially the cousin of the Polar Vortex, a tropical gyre is a large undulating mass of hot air from the equatorial region that infiltrates north usually only as far as the Florida Keys. However, there is a first for everything.

The weather pattern setup that is allowing this tropical gyre is an area of extreme neutral pressure subsequently allowing no resistance to the gyre’s infiltrative properties. With an escalator of heat supplying the Summit ample hot air for the day, it is unclear how this will affect our weather until midnight tonight, but now we can at least expect to see tropical conditions for the remainder of the day.

For information about the REAL weather for today please visit our Regional Forecast Page.


Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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