Greetings from the “New” guy on the summit

2011-07-11 18:01:45.000 – Roger Pushor,  Observer / IT Specialist

The new guy on the summit

Greetings from the new guy on the “Rock Pile”

After spending more than 30 years as an IT professional in the Financial sector, I’ve been given the opportunity to join the Mount Washington Observatory as an IT Specialist/Weather Observer where I can use my experience as a Software Developer, Field Engineer, Systems Engineer and Project Manager on a daily basis as well as learn the world of Meteorology from the exceptional staff that works here at the top of Northeast.

Variability is the word of the day up here – Early in this first shift I saw temperatures in the low 40’s and wind gusts to 50 MPH – Sunday we saw temperatures in the upper 50’s with a gentle 3-10 MPH breeze all day.

Sunday I had a few minutes to watch the first steam Cog come up in the morning with a load of visitors and in the afternoon we saw a glider circling the summit. There is just something about the summit of Mount Washington that draws folks up it, even competing at times. Whether by car in the Climb to the Clouds Hill Climb or Newton’s Revenge bike race this past weekend or the Mount Washington Road Race. With its single 7.6 mile road, Mount Washington is a place to race like no other.

 

Roger Pushor,  Observer / IT Specialist

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