Diapensia lapponica flowers in bloom near the summit on June 23.
In the weeks before the 2022-23 school year came to a close, students from three schools in Coos County, NH visited Mount Washington.
They witnessed 50-mile per hour winds, snow, record-breaking warmth, sub-freezing temperatures, and surprisingly calm and clear skies. They took class photos at the summit sign, climbed to the top of the instrument tower, and came close to the sensation of standing in a hurricane on the observation deck.
For many students, this was their first visit to a mountain that is essentially in their backyard but can feel like a world away.
Every New Hampshire student could one day have the opportunity to visit Mount Washington. We look forward to continuing field trips as part of a broader launch of school-based programs this fall. Thank you for helping the Observatory connect teachers and students with the mountain and its value to science.
At Mount Washington Observatory‘s Annual Meeting, held June 24 at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux and Hayley LaPoint were appointed new trustees. Learn more about our Board of Trustees.
Dr. Dupigny-Giroux has served as the Vermont State Climatologist since 1997 and is the immediate Past President of the American Association of State Climatologists.
WMUR Meteorologist Hayley LaPoint grew up in Topsfield, MA and attended Lyndon State College in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
During our next Science in the Mountains virtual program, learn about the rugged instrumentation used to monitor intense cold, high precipitation, icing, and hurricane-force winds in the White Mountains. The Observatory‘s Keith Garrett and Jay Broccolo will present the Mount Washington Regional Mesoneton Tues., July 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Weather’s Influence on Wildfire Smoke in early June
As communities across the eastern seaboard woke up to a sunrise shrouded in smoke on June 8, air in the White Mountains remained fairly clear. In our recent Observer Comment, Weather Observer & Education Specialist Francis Tarasiewicz looks at weather’s influence on wildfire smoke. Read his blog post.
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Ellen Estabrook2023-11-08T07:34:12-05:00November 7th, 2023|Comments Off on A Glimpse at METAR Reports
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Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Our weather station is located on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, at Mount Washington State Park.