2011-10-31 17:52:47.000 – David Narkewicz, Summit Intern
Today has been a relatively quiet day around here. As the early season Nor’easter has come and gone, it has allowed for some calmer weather to follow. Temperatures have been on the rise and will stay in the 20’s for an extended period. With the temperatures rising, winds have been decreasing and are forecasted to stay light. To make the weather even better some clearing has even started this evening and will continue through the day tomorrow. This weather has given us some time to do a little work outside. I have spent a good amount of my day out there. Today marked the first time I was able to get outside to shovel the snow that was left from this past weekend’s storm. It was nice to get away from the computer and start working out new muscles that I will need to build up for the winter season. I knew this shoveling job was only a small one. Therefore when a big shoveling job comes I want my body to be fully prepared. As the wind blew gently when shoveling the tower, I was graced with some spectacular views of the nearby snow-capped mountains. Outside of shoveling I also helped Roger out with some general maintenance on the tower. As extreme weather takes a toll on the instruments we have to examine them to make sure they are working properly. Tomorrow Roger and I have plans to continue the maintenance that we started today. Skies are expected to be clear with temperatures and winds keeping steady. This will allow for some spectacular views to remember.
David Narkewicz, Summit Intern