Cold Week Ahead…
2007-02-01 08:04:20.000 – Jim Salge, Observer
Presidential Camera PREView…
A lot is going on at the summit now at the beginning of shift and the endof the month.
First off, at the beginning of the shift week, we like to look at the longrange models to get a handle on what the weather will be like this week. A way to plan days to work outside, plan how snowcat trips may beimpacted, and lets be honest, to plan the best day to steal a ski run. And this week…COLD! After tomorrow’s ‘warm-up’ and close call snowstorm,the bottom falls out, and I don’t think that the summit gets back up to-10F let alone zero for the rest of the shift. BRRRR… We’ll keep youposted as this evolves!
At the end of the month, the staff begins the busy task of summarizing themonthly data. January was yet another consecutive month of below normalsnowfall, and despite the recent cold snap, a well above normal month fortemperatures. We’ll discuss this in depth in a future comment this week,after all the data is rechecked!
Lastly, I’ll post a reminder that the premium content for Observatorymembers is streaming through the website now, and we hope that all membershave taken advantage of it. The streaming movies of sunrises and sunsetshave been amazing to see. And there’s one more camera to yet come online. We now have less than 100 new members needed to end our PresidentialCamera Membership Drive. Pace has been quickening, and hopefully with ateaser like today’s comment picture, taken last week with that camera,will entice a few more to join and support the observations, research andwork of the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory.
Jim Salge, Observer