2012-10-22 15:29:24.000 – Steve Welsh, Weather Observer/IT Specialist
State Park will be performing essential maintenance work, here at the summit of Mount Washington, starting early tomorrow morning. The work will entail major changes to their electrical sub-system. They have transferred all essential systems over to ‘temporary power’ including our instrument network, computer servers and radio equipment. All being well there should be no outages affecting the data feed to our website, however, as with any major transition we could experience some downtime, if this occurs please be patient and we’ll be back on line as soon as possible. It is expected that the work will take one to two days to complete.
Yesterday evening we saw our first 100+ mph winds of the season, the last time we experience air currents this high was way back in May, when we peaked at 109 mph on the 29th. Currently winds are averaging only around 75 mph, however, we are expecting them to ramp up to the century mark once again this evening as a building high pressure system pushes in. At least we’ll see some clearer, calmer conditions tomorrow along with milder temperatures – this is welcomed for once since we’ll also be without heat until the electrical work is finished.
Steve Welsh, Weather Observer/IT Specialist