Changes on the Way

2013-05-08 06:22:44.000 – Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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An incredible stretch will come to an end later today.

The month of May still has yet to see any fog for the summit of Mt. Washington, and we are eight days into the month, at a location where we observe fog for an average of 60% of the year.

In fact, one has to look all the way back to April 29th, when the summit went in the fog for a mere 95 minutes, to find any trace of the shrouded phenomenon.

However, looking at the models, this streak will most certainly come to an end later today. High pressure is finally retreating out to sea, and moisture is surging northward, which will provide New England with an extended period of cloudy skies and rain showers.

This recent stretch of warm and sunny weather was enjoyed thoroughly by summit staff, but it’s time for Mt. Washington to start living back up to its infamous meteorological reputation again!

Yesterday, the summit hit 57 degrees F, which was a daily record high for the day, yet the average temperature this time of year is 32 degrees F. By early next week, the chance for snow and rime ice may come back into the forecast! Seeing as today is shift change day, though, we’ll let the other shift tackle that subject in the days to come.

Happy Wednesday!

 

Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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