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2011-07-29 14:16:34.000 – Tom Padham,  Summit Intern

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Today we had our first Summit Adventures of the summer season, with five guests getting to experience the home of the world’s worst weather first hand by spending night right here in the observatory. These trips are a great way to learn about this unique environment far above treeline and the often extreme weather it experiences. For more information about Summit Adventures be sure to check out our website under education.
A storm system is approaching our area from the West today, meaning fog has once again returned to the summit and showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for this evening. Winds will also begin to pick up tonight with the passage of a warm front followed by a cold front. Although winds won’t be extreme by winter standards, to put it into perspective they will be similar to that of Tropical Storm Don currently in the Gulf of Mexico! This means a little more excitement for our Summit Adventure guests’ tonight, and a small taste of how we earn our nickname!

 

Tom Padham,  Summit Intern

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