Hard Precip…

2007-01-08 10:08:11.000 – Brent Antkowiak,  Summit Intern

Smiling through 70mph sleet…

As we get further into January, hope for a return, or should I say beginning, of winter slowly dissipates. On the contrary, the past few days have built some excitement on the mountain as forecast models have shown a decent low pressure system moving into the northeast and hope for at least some snowfall was renewed. Well, as is typical for this winter, plain old snow is not the precipitation of choice this morning. After taking Jim’s “recommendation” to walk out on the observation deck to get an idea of the present weather, I found that 70 mph winds and sleet is not a good combination for bare skin on the face. Thanks Jim!

Even though the winter is not unfolding as most would hope, the weather on the mountain has been very active, with winds gusting to over 80mph each day thus far in January. This has given myself, along with many others that have visited the mountain this week, an awesome display of the force of nature which everyone interested in weather should experience.

 

Brent Antkowiak,  Summit Intern

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