Fog-driven Stir-craziness

2010-02-01 16:44:49.000 – Mike Finnegan,  IT Observer

The Northern Presidentials

It has been a bit of a cold, foggy week here on the summit. The temperature hasn’t risen above 0F during the last three days and Saturday afternoon was the only significant period of clearing. The webcams have been teasing us throughout the entire time, allowing us to see that, in fact, our ‘fog’ was often the only cloud in the sky. Actually, we are in the clear as I write this and can see the snow blowing off the top of Jefferson, but I don’t know how long this will last for. There are friendly cumulus clouds floating by, but they have been increasing in numbers and size in the last couple hours and will continue to do so until they finally obscure our view. The bases of a few off in the distance are already below us.

For now, however, I will enjoy the view out of this office window. With the temperatures as cold as they have been, the prominent fog, and strong winds, the amount of activity outside has been kept to a minimum. Looking over towards the outer reaches of Jefferson Ravine, I’ve been eyeing an interesting looking gully climb and my mind has been heading off to daydream land. I have had the binoculars out, I have taken a look at the extended forecast, and I’ve been reading the avalanche reports. Yes, I am definitely getting a little stir-crazy!

…and hey, would you look at that…we’re in the fog again…welcome back, old friend.

 

Mike Finnegan,  IT Observer

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