2013-09-11 22:01:39.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
Today is Wednesday, which is ordinarily shift change day for summit staff. The up-going shift meets at the base of the mountain, and ascends the Auto Road during the early morning hours, meeting the down-going shift at the front of the Sherman Adams building.Shift-change Wednesday is generally an information exchange between both shifts, through a series of meetings, which are vital to ensure a smooth transition and minimize any lapses in operation.
However, today is an exception to the rule, and a very special shift-change day. Instead of the normal procedures, most of the summit staff is headed over to Gray, ME, to visit our local National Weather Service (NWS) office. Throughout our time at NWS today, MWO staff members will be learning the inner-workings of a forecast office, and observing the NWS staff in action! Since most of us are self-proclaimed weather geeks, we are most certainly looking forward to this field trip. In addition, this is one of the few opportunities for members of opposite shifts to get to know each other in a different setting than our mountaintop station.
As for today’s summit operations- fear not! Weather Observer/Education Specialist Rebecca Scholand has graciously offered to stay behind and man the ship up on the Rockpile until her shiftmates return.
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist