Bugs Attack!

2012-06-10 18:45:20.000 – Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist


One of the last things that many folks expect to see in any sort of quantity on the summit of Mount Washington are various flying insects and bugs. The truth is though, that even though the wind typically does keep them at bay, calm, warm summertime days (like today) bring them out in droves. Today has been the worst I have ever seen in the previous five summers I have spent on the mountain; the windows have been covered in bugs of various sizes and shapes all afternoon, and walking through the A-frame on the Observation deck results in a veritable crunching noise beneath your feet. Lovely.

High pressure will provide us with one more warm and calm day tomorrow before more unsettled weather sets in for the rest of the work week. Unfortunately, it’s a little difficult to fully enjoy and appreciate the beautiful weather when you’re so busy spending the whole time swatting bugs away from you!


Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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