Fall has Arrived!

2013-09-06 17:09:41.000 – Tom Padham,  Summit Intern


This first Friday of September definitely felt like summer was behind us, as the observers awoke to temperatures in the mid-20s and even a small amount of rime ice on the deck. Despite the cold conditions, it was actually a very beautiful morning. With the sun rising later each morning, my normal schedule allows me to stroll up to the weather room just in time for sunrise this time of year. This morning I was able to quickly run outside and grab a few photos of the first rime ice of this fall season against the brilliant orange and pink hues of the rising sun.

Looking at the forecast for the next few days, we may not need to wait long until we see some more icing conditions. A cold front will bring temperatures tumbling back into the upper 20s Sunday night, and if the higher summits remain in the clouds as the models are currently indicating we should see some more substantial ice than this morning. Winds have also been looking like they could be gusty, so I’m looking forward to some potentially exciting weather!

Observer Footnote: Sunset Soiree, our annual fundraising event, is tomorrow night! Enjoy a private wine tasting, dessert and a sunset champagne toast on the summit, and a delicious dinner at the Thompson House Eatery in Jackson! Only 4 tickets remain, so reserve yours today and don’t miss out on this unique experience!


Tom Padham,  Summit Intern

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