New exhibits at the WDC

2007-12-15 06:06:25.000 – Kyle Paddleford,  Observer


So far the crew has only seen fifteen minutes worth of sunshine since arriving on the summit Wednesday. We have been obscured by clouds and what has seemed like endless light snow and snow showers. That will all change today when skies become mostly clear and the sun shines brightly upon the summit. I’ll be sleeping through the day so my total sunshine minutes will stay at zero presumably for the rest of the week. Zach is off this week, so I am covering on nights while he is away. Zach, if your reading this, please come back next week so I can go back on my normal schedule.

There is a great event going on at the Weather Discovery Center today from 10 am to 5 pm, the fifteenth of December. There will be a celebration for the opening of several new exhibits. I don’t want to spoil all of the surprise, but I will give you some hints. The new exhibits consist of a 3-D relief model of Mount Washington, an exhibit on New Hampshire’s hikeSafe program, one on the seasons of Mount Washington, as well as an exhibit on weather instruments and observations. There will also be a special “Live from the Rockpile” at 11:15 where you can talk to a summit meteorologist through a live video feed in the Weather Discovery Center Theater. Admission to the weather discovery center is free thanks to the generosity of Observatory members. If you are in the area, stop by and see the new exhibits and learn more about the programs that the Observatory has to offer.

Also, if you are having trouble finding that perfect gift for that special someone check out our online store. There is a wide variety of items that would make any Mount Washington lover or weather enthusiast happy this holiday season.


Kyle Paddleford,  Observer

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