Beginning my internship…

2006-09-22 22:08:51.000 – Mike Renzi,  Summit Intern

Rime on the railing…

It’s about that time for me to introduce myself to the world. My name is Mike Renzi and I am one of the two fall interns up here for the next couple months. I came over from upstate New York as my hometown, but for the past four years I actually made Oswego, NY my home. I graduated this past May from there with a degree in Meteorology and a minor in Math.

This is actually my second week on the summit, and so far I love it. The area is beautiful, the weather is awesome, and the food is amazing. We recently had some icing the other night, and I took a picture that really shows how the rime ice can form so perfectly and symmetrically on the most random of items; the rail on the edge of the Observatory deck.

I’m learning a great deal of knowledge up here so far. On top of learning the different observations, I’ve also been able to practice my forecasting. It is incredibly difficult to forecast for up here since it is unlike any other location I’ve ever experienced, but I’m getting the hang of it.

I will leave you tonight with a couple more pictures. The first picture is what the rime ice did to the sedge that is right outside the Observatory. The second is a link to show some of the recent severe weather I missed by graduating. Taken by one of my previous professors this past Wednesday from my meteorology building, these are from the recent waterspout outbreak at Oswego, NY.

Looking forward to some extreme weather here as well! Goodnight!


Mike Renzi,  Summit Intern

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