2006-08-26 04:19:17.000 – Tim Markle, Chief Observer
Light winds and ample moisture have kept clouds around the summit for much of yesterday and into the early morning hours this morning. A slot of dry air late last night did provide for some nice stargazing, but returning clouds put a damper on that. Now that twilight is breaking on the eastern horizon it is easier to see the clouds still lingering around the mountains and the fog enshrouding the valleys below.
The low clouds did break in just the right place for me to sneak a peek at Saturn and Venus sitting next to one another just above the eastern horizon. Along with the twin planet viewing, was Orion rising to the southeast. This is just another sign of the transition to cooler times as this constellation is usually referred to as the “Winter Constellation.”
Conditions should improve quickly today as high pressure as building in. The region should enjoy plenty of sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures! Things will change on Sunday as a cold front will spread clouds and rain throughout New England.
The picture to the right is of a moose I saw grazing along the Auto Road two mornings ago as I was driving down around 7am to get to a doctor appointment. The picture is a tad blurry, sorry. I’m never good at taking pictures when the opportunity presents itself.
Tim Markle, Chief Observer