From Summer to Winter!
2016-05-13 16:29:49.000 – Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
After very mild temperatures over the past few days, wintry weather is set to make a return to the higher summits of New England this weekend. Temperatures climbed all the way up to 55°F on Thursday on the summit, just two degrees shy of a daily record high. We saw plenty of hikers enjoying the warm temperatures, sunshine, and light winds, and it felt like the first summer-like day up here.
Changes are already on the horizon, with a cold front crossing the area this evening producing steady rainfall and summit fog as of this writing. A second cold front will bring much colder readings to all of New England by Sunday, with temperatures bottoming out near 10 degrees by Monday morning on the summit. Upslope snow showers will also accompany the second cold front, with a few inches of snowfall likely creating a much more wintry scene after the recent warm up has left only patches of snow. There’s even a small chance for thunderstorms especially Sunday afternoon as the second front ushers in the colder air, which could allow thunder-snow to occur on the summit! Having so much variety to our weather this week has made it very interesting to be up here, I’m looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds in the next few days!
Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist