We’ve got exciting news this holiday season that requires your support. Plans are underway that will offer you more opportunities than ever before to engage with the Observatory.
Already, our weather team continues daily mountain forecasting to ensure you’re prepared for your next adventure in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In this edition, learn about the new yellow signs at many trailheads leading to higher elevations. A simple text using the QR code found on each sign provides the latest vital weather forecast right to your phone.
You’ll also no doubt be excited to read that Overnight EduTrips are back! Seats are limited, so be sure to check out our wide range of learning opportunities. Each trip allows you to fully experience the summit by spending a night inside our weather station at 6,288 feet above sea level. Alternatively, you might consider joining our crew as a winter volunteer – essential to our operations at the summit.
This news only marks the beginning. In coming months, we’re working to expand access to our summit weather station and provide more opportunities for young students and their families to learn in this unique place. We also aspire to be the foremost home to research by students and faculty in climate and weather science. Take a look below at our projects accepted for presentation at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting.
To accomplish our goals, we must put the Observatory on firm financial footing. This year marks our 90th anniversary. Will you support our work with a gift today as we embark on the next 90 years in weather and climate? Our Board of Trustees has come together to match all donations made by Dec. 1 up to $25,000.So you can double your impact by donating early.
Over 100 New Warning Signs are Meant to Improve Hiker Safety
The new bright yellow signs at trail heads warn of potentially dangerous weather at higher elevations while informing hikers that a quick text to 603-356-2137 will generate an automated reply with the current summit conditions and Observatory forecast. Read our storyand recentmedia coverage.
If riding to the summit in our snowcat, spending a night at our weather station, and receiving expert one-on-one instruction about Mount Washington’s unique environment sounds like fun to you, check out our 2023 program. Select from alpine-related topics and make the mountain your classroom this winter. Learn more.
Thanks to your support, the Observatory submitted three topic proposals to the American Meteorological Society (AMS). All three submissions (listed below) have been accepted for presentation at the AMS’ 103rd Annual Meeting in January 2023.
Establishing Near-Surface Lapse Rates along Mount Washington, NH. Read Summit Intern Jackson Hawkins’ recent blog to learn more about this project.
Are Winter Wind, Relative Humidity, and Damaging Events Changing on Mount Washington, NH? Download our presentation.
With high-quality meteorological data, talented staff, strong partnerships, and enthusiastic support from our members, we are excited to share insights with the research community. Watch for additional details closer to this event.
Science in the Mountains: Weather Emergencies
Join us on Tues., Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. for our next Science in the Mountains virtual lecture when Vanesa Urango, Chief of Mitigation and Recovery at the New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, discusses how this state agency coordinates weather emergency planning, response, and recovery. Reserve your spot!
Mount Washington Observatory will be joining other nonprofits for Giving Tuesday as part of our 2022 Year-End Campaign. This global day of giving was conceived a decade ago as an incredible way to support mission-driven work that you care about. Studying our weather remains vital to understanding Earth’s climate, locally and globally. As our world evolves, your continued support makes our work possible. Thank you!
Ellen Estabrook2023-11-08T07:34:12-05:00November 7th, 2023|Comments Off on A Glimpse at METAR Reports
A Glimpse at METAR Reports By Alexis George, Weather Observer & Meteorologist METAR observations are submitted every hour of every day at Mount Washington Observatory. METAR is a format for reporting weather information that gets
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Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Our weather station is located on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, at Mount Washington State Park.