2013-09-26 23:35:05.000 – Pratik Patel, Summit Intern
As the high builds up over the northeast, clear skies have returned to the summits once again, providing abundance of sunshine. The sunrise this morning was quite admirable and the downsloping effects seen on Mt. Clay were unmistakably spectacular. As the sun heats the summits, fog continues to dwindle away revealing a beautiful landscape with the tops of the Presidential Range peeking out of the white cloud blanket below.
It has been 2 weeks since I’ve started my internship at the Mount Washington Observatory, and my love for this Arctic-like climate continues to grow. Learning weather in the books and experiencing it in the field are two very different things. I have to say I am quite pleased with the amount of experience, knowledge, and friendships this Observatory has to offer. I can only hope to gain more as times passes.
In other news, the Mount Washington Observatory museum will be closing this Sunday. While the Mt. Washington Auto Road, The Cog, and NH State Park will remain open for a few more weeks (all weather pending), our museum housed within NH State Parks Sherman Adams building will be closing a bit early this year in preparation for our Extreme Mount Washington renovations taking place this fall/winter. So for those of you that would like to see the current exhibits and maybe pick up some Observatory souvenirs, please plan your trips prior to this coming Sunday.
Pratik Patel, Summit Intern