Expect the Unexpected.

2007-12-02 18:07:21.000 – Zach Allen,  Meteorologist

Descending from above.

As everyone up here anxiously waits for the first winter storm of the season, today was filled with surprises! First was being free from the fog which provided for exquisite views. As the sun rose around 7 AM, we witnessed a sun pillar far off to the southeast. The tall orange tower illuminated the clouds. Quite different from twenty four hours before when bitter cold and whipping winds grasped the summit. A few hours later in the morning, Chris Uggerholt from the Mount Washington State Park, stopped by to share that he could see the Atlantic Ocean down to the Isle of Shoales. The ocean reflected the sun a vibrant orange off the water. Clouds lowered through the day as we continuously watch the satellite and radar images.

Another highlight was our furry friend Nin. He found plenty of company up in the weather room as he relaxed on the radiator while listening to tunes the Pink Floyd. Towards the end of the day, the clouds hooked below the summit and created a very thin cap cloud. The air was very dry today and aided in creating the thin wisps of condensed moisture that appeared similar to an illusion. Even one of the summit foxes stopped by to enjoy the views. Yup, it really goes to show that you never know what to expect up here… even if you are one the world’s worst weather forecasters*.

* One of the puns we like to use up here.

 

Zach Allen,  Meteorologist

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