2014-01-26 19:31:31.000 – Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
We have seen a wild swing in temperatures over the past few days, and one more arctic front approaching New England tonight will allow for one more huge swing in temperatures. Temperatures early this morning plummeted from near 0 to 23 below only 6 hours later, with winds ramping up to just over 100mph sustained. unfortunately I was asleep during the highest winds, and did not get to make a century club attempt. This second front will be almost identical to the one that crossed our area less than 24 hours ago, with temperatures climbing ahead of the front due to a strong southerly flow before crashing back down to nearly 25 below. Some of the models have the summit warming to the (almost balmy) lower 10s by tomorrow morning, with temperatures then falling nearly 40 degrees in only 24 hours! This would be possibly the strongest drop in temperatures I have ever seen on the summit, and could certainly make for an interesting night Monday. Winds will also become very strong behind the front, with sustained winds over 90mph expected at times. Perhaps this will be a chance for a century club attempt!
Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist