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May Newsletter: It’s Seek the Peak Season…Join Us!

Rime ice is illuminated by the sunrise on the observation deck railing on April 23. Dear *{{Informal Name}}*, I'm thrilled to join the Mount Washington Observatory team as its new Membership and Events Coordinator. My family and I have always cherished the White Mountains, and for years,

April Newsletter: Join Us for Enriching Eclipse and Big Wind Events!

Sunrise with undercast on March 9. Dear Member, People become aware of Mount Washington Observatory in many ways. It could be your love of extreme weather, an appreciation of the deep historical roots of the organization, an admiration of our research, or the role we play in

March Newsletter: Eclipse, Big Wind, and Spring’s Wild Weather

Looking up as lenticular clouds start to form at sunset on the leeward side of Mount Washington on Feb. 25. Dear Member, Welcome to meteorological spring! This season is known for some of the wildest weather on Mount Washington. And true to form, the day before spring's

February Newsletter: Deep Winter with Events on the Horizon

Weather Observer Karl Philippoff, left, and winter intern Tricia Hutton enjoy the sunset on January 15. Dear Member, The deep winter that defines Mount Washington has arrived. Weather averages tell the story of this season, with February's temperatures averaging at 6 °F, and snow and ice pellets

January Newsletter: Observatory Community Surpasses Year-End Goal

Carter Dome and neighboring peaks at sunset with undercast on Jan. 1, photographed by Weather Observer Ryan Knapp.  Dear Member, Words cannot express how grateful we are for the support of our community at 2023’s year-end. Your gifts not only enabled us to meet our $270,000 goal

December Newsletter: Celebrating the Season on Mount Washington

Weather Observer & Education Specialist Alex Branton glides across glaze ice on the summit last weekend. Dear Member, Like so many of us, our weather observers are finding festive ways to enjoy the season. Shift members celebrated Thanksgiving together at the summit, and the team staffing the

November Newsletter: Winter’s Unique Place in Our History

A view of the observation tower at sunrise on Oct. 24, captured by Weather Observer & Research Specialist Charlie Peachey. Dear Member, Winter may not yet have arrived where you live, but on Mount Washington the snow began falling two months ago. Now it’s even beginning to

October Newsletter: Caring for Our Collections

A view of Mount Washington near sunset on Oct. 5, captured by Weather Observer & Meteorologist Ryan Knapp. Dear Member, October is a special month, since it marks the anniversary of Mount Washington Observatory's founding for the cause of science. With the generous support of many individuals

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