First snowfall

2010-09-16 17:18:25.000 – Brian Clark,  Observer and Meteorologist

An icy early morning view

The big news from yesterday: it snowed! In fact, it was the first time this season that we have actually been able to measure snowfall in our precipitation can. A total of 0.4 inches fell through the day yesterday, which obviously isn’t much. There was also a fairly significant amount of glaze ice (for mid-September) that formed into this morning.

Is this record breaking? Not even close. We’ve recorded measurable snowfall in late August. It is however the earliest we have seen greater than 0.1 inches of snowfall since 2002 (it also happened on the 15th in 2007). Is it exciting? Absolutely, at least for those of us looking forward to winter like myself and pretty much the rest of the summit staff.

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Brian Clark,  Observer and Meteorologist

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