Is Winter Finally Over?
2016-06-18 18:58:51.000 – Adam Gill, Weather Observer/IT Specialist
With the warm weather over the summit this weekend and into the early week, I wonder if we are finally going to be in a summer weather pattern. Looking ahead at this upcoming week, it will start off really warm on Monday with temperatures likely getting to near the daily record high for June 20th of 62 degrees. On Tuesday, a strong cold front looks to pass through the White Mountains with much cooler temperatures. It won’t be too cold for the summit with temperatures only falling into the mid-40s, which is slightly below average for this time of year. Another strong cold front will pass through on Wednesday that will have even colder air moving into the region. Right now temperatures look to fall close to freezing on Thursday, all the way down into the lower 30s possibly! I have been watching this for a few days now and it has been consistent in the models so there will likely be a strong cold front that will pass through in the mid-week that is going to result in much cooler weather. I do not think this cold front will be strong enough to have the temperatures drop below freezing at this time due to how far we are getting into summer. The days are long and the nights are short so there will be plenty of solar heating that can cause the models to trend warmer as the time approaches. If it does fall below freezing, we could see some more snow on the summit and possibly make a run at our June snowfall record of 8.1 inches of snow which occurred in 1959. We are currently at 6.9 inches so not too much to go!
Adam Gill, Weather Observer/IT Specialist