But Summer Is Still Here
2014-08-09 18:06:43.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
It’s hard to believe that August is here, and has been here for nearly ten days.
For those of us who are summer-lovers (myself included), the warm season seems to pass by all too quickly every year. Meteorologically, our summer at 6,288 feet lasts from late May/early June through August, making our effective summer season lasting another three weeks after today.
Our normal daily average temperature remains at 49F for another week or so, which is the maximum normal daily average we experience throughout the year, until it begins its grand decline towards the winter months.
Although September may not be conventionally thought of as the dog days of summer in New England, particularly on Mount Washington, record highs in September still reach well up into the 60sF on the summit, with our all-time record high for the month of September standing at 69F, just three degrees shy of the highest temperature we’ve ever experienced (72F).
So, while winter may be coming, summer is not done yet!
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Education Specialist