Weather Observer & Meteorologist Alexis George decorates our Christmas tree, generously donated by volunteers Michael and Sue Zlogar, in the summit weather station living quarters on Dec. 8.
This time of year is often full of festive celebrations and anticipation of winter weather. The summit of Mount Washington is no different, except that snow and ice have already been on the summit for months.
As a nonprofit, December at the Observatory also means it is a crucial time to raise funds. Our Year-End Campaign kicked off in November, and thanks to your incredible support, we headed into the month on a positive note.
Your donations exceeded our match goal of $25,000 from our Board of Trustees last month, and we are well on our way to our total goal of $240,000 before January 1st.
Thanks to you, we have already raised over $105,000 toward our goal! These generous funds not only pay for logistics like getting our summit crew up and down the mountain each week, but also for snowcat maintenance needed between seasons.
You not only keep our daily Higher Summits Forecast available to those looking for safe recreation in the White Mountains, but also help launch careers for meteorologists like Sarah Long (see story below).
Thank you to everyone for your amazing support! If you haven’t yet, you can join our amazing community of members with a gift today.
The WMTW News 8 Meteorologist said her Observatory internship brought undergraduate meteorology, chemistry, physics, and calculus studies to life. It was her time spent interning on Mount Washington that decided her fate after graduation. Long became leader of our summit team, and her career has focused on improving representation for women in science. Read her story.
Science in the Mountains: The Connected Environment
Join us on Tues., Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. for our next Science in the Mountains virtual lecture when Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Fellow Dr. Jiwen Fan unpacks a recent study linking wildfire events in the west with heavier precipitation and larger severe hail events in the central United States. Reserve your spot!
Hayden Pearson Talks about Life and Work as a Weather Observer
Weather Observer & Research Specialist Hayden Pearson was interviewed about life and work at the summit by The National Weather Desk, which produces content for Sinclair-owned stations across the United States. Watch the video and keep an eye out for an appearance by our resident summit cat Nimbus.
Ellen Estabrook2023-11-08T07:34:12-05:00November 7th, 2023|Comments Off on A Glimpse at METAR Reports
A Glimpse at METAR Reports By Alexis George, Weather Observer & Meteorologist METAR observations are submitted every hour of every day at Mount Washington Observatory. METAR is a format for reporting weather information that gets
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Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Our weather station is located on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, at Mount Washington State Park.