Media Frenzy

2013-01-25 18:14:04.000 – Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Weather Observer/Movie Star during an interview.

Every shift up here on the rockpile is unique, and this week is no exception. Likely by the time things are all said and done and we’re on our way down the mountain for our week off next Wednesday we’ll be sure to dub this ‘the week of the media storm.’

Being the small, member-driven non-profit we are it can seem pretty daunting when organizations like CNN, The Boston Globe, WHDH Boston, WBZ Boston, WMUR, HLN TV, Inside Edition, The Conway Daily Sun and WCVB Boston are calling and email-ing wanting someone to talk about the cold. But it’s all part of the job, since as you know not everyone can be(or wants to be) on the summit of Mount Washington during the winter. When it’s -35 and the wind chill is making it feel like -86 we have a responsibility and passion to share that with the outside world.

It’s days like these where we all rekindle our love for this job and place- because once you’ve been up here for a while even the days that are -8 and sunny with 50mph winds can be the most exhilarating weather someone has ever experienced.

To see some of the links for some of the segments we’ve been featured in this week scan through our Facebook page, or head on over to our main website for current conditions, forecasts and membership information!


Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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