Interns perspective of thunderstorms Thursday.
2007-09-01 02:06:18.000 – Peter Sciola, Summit Intern
As an intern, one is required to spend a minimal amount of time tending to the Mount Washington Museum, usually around noon but Thursday was a different story entirely.
Around 10am I began to fix our snow light which had been out of commission for the past 8 months. This required first finding the problem and after finding the problem I had to replace about 70 feet of wire and rewire it all. I knew my electrical skills learned in the lobster tank business would come into play at some point in my internship up here at the summit.
Anyways the whole point of all of this is that it took me about 4 hours to almost complete the project. I say almost because by this time a severe thunderstorm watch had been issued for our area and I could already hear the first rumbles of thunder. Unfortunately for me I wasn’t able to witness round one of these storms because I was headed down to the windowless museum 2 hours late to give our museum attendant Sharon a lunch break.
Now, normally I am a very patient person, but with the severe weather rolling in I was becoming very fidgety. Fortunately for me, Sharon returned sooner rather than later and I was able to witness the second round of thunderstorms which provided us with hail, heavy rain, and 60mph wind gusts. All of this happened after tying our record high for the day of 65 degrees. Words can only describe so much; you have to experience this for yourself to really appreciate the volatility of Mother Nature!
Peter Sciola, Summit Intern