…Just Wait A Few Minutes.
2013-11-06 23:41:14.000 – Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
One of the ever changing views from today.
Today felt like a sample platter of Mount Washington weather. It started with some freezing fog with rime ice forming. The fog finally cleared off allowing a view of cloudy skies overhead. Eventually these would break up allowing for variable amounts of clouds over the course of the day. Skies were chaotic as clouds were a mix of Stratus at various levels, a few tufts of Cumulus, Altocumulus Castellanus, Altocumulus Lenticularis, Altocumulus Duplicatus, and Cirrus type clouds. At times virga was falling above and around the summits, haze was swelling up from below from time to time. Visibility ranged anywhere from a few feet to upwards of 90 miles. Winds were as lows as 5 mph and are now ramping up over 70 mph and nearly meeting category 1 criteria. There were periods of time where the sun was obscured and other times when it was shining brightly for hours on end. Temperatures started below freezing and are now well above it which will likely allow the first round of precipitation approaching tonight to fall as rain.
In my travels around the country, I have heard the phrase, “If you don’t like the weather in (insert city/state/region/location here), just wait a few minutes.” While some like to attribute Mark Twain saying this phrase about New England, the sites I reviewed tonight had mixed opinions about its origins. So, I am not entirely sure if he said it or even said it about New England or not. But I will say, for today at least, if you didn’t like the weather on Mount Washington, NH, all you had to do is wait a few minutes; something I rarely get to say about this dynamic mountain top. It makes me eager to see what tomorrow has in store…
Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist