2013-04-15 17:17:12.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
Looking to Wildcat
It is a spectacular day on the summit! The sun is shining, winds are calm, and visibility is at it’s peak. On days like today being outside for observations is a welcomed part of the job. Although the summit is still snow covered and has wintery touches left by Mother Nature yesterday, Spring is in the air! Today’s temperature has inched as high as 28 degrees and the rime is slowing sublimating. If this were the weekend I can only imagine the number of people that would be here. Regardless, I have seen enough lucky hikers on the summit to know that we are not the only ones enjoying this beautiful day.
Too bad this will be short lived as a cold front begins to push into the region from the Great Lakes overnight. With the approaching front, clouds will begin to settle back onto the summit by daybreak and conditions will become unsettled. As the high pressure over us moves off the coast the pressure gradient will tighten increasing winds. As the shift that has had a delayed Shift Change the last two shift we hope this blows through fast! Here is to hoping Wednesday can be as spectacular as today.
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist