Calm After the Storm

2014-07-24 15:03:57.000 – Ethan Wright,  Summit Intern

Mt. Jefferson in the Early Morning

Last night at the summit we experienced some thunderstorms associated with a cold front moving across the region. On the radar display we watched the storms approach the summit and waited intently for their arrival. By the time that the first lightning strike was recorded in the late afternoon, the summit was engulfed in clouds. The lightning show that we hoped to see was dampened by the foggy conditions at the summit. I have about two weeks left of my internship and still cling to the hope that a visible thunderstorm may occur near the summit during that time.

This morning we awoke to much calmer conditions and cooler temperatures. The fog cleared out enough to get a good view over the presidential range. Since then the summit has been in and out of the clouds. We have had many visitors to the summit today and this week’s shift is in full swing.


Ethan Wright,  Summit Intern

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