Murphy’s Law Takes Effect
2009-10-10 10:37:48.000 – Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, usually at the worst possible time.
I don’t know Murphy. Maybe he’s a really nice guy, but right at this moment I sure don’t like his law very much.
Mike Finnegan, our trusty IT Observer, left the summit yesterday to take a couple vacation days to go to a wedding. A few hours after he left, the microwave radio link from the summit to our Weather Discovery Center in North Conway went down. This is how we get our Internet access and also how we get current summit conditions, webcam images, etc. to this website. Of course, it also happened to be Friday evening, meaning that our IT Coordinator Brian Forcier, or any of our valley staff for that matter, wouldn’t be in the office again until Monday morning. Brian was able to check some things from his home and was able to determine that a piece of hardware in the valley is on the fritz. The bad news is he won’t be able to try to fix it until Monday morning. So, my apologies to our faithful website visitors, but a lot of feature on the site will not be able to be updated in the mean time. You can still get the latest 36 hour summits outlook by calling our Weather Phone at 603-356-2137 and choosing option 1.
I’m posting this comment via my personal iPhone, so my fingers are getting a little tired. More importantly, it is that special time of the hour that I get to go outside and take a weather observation. Thanks for your patience while we work to get reconnected to the valley!
Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist