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2006-10-13 08:53:40.000 – Ken Rancourt,  Meteorologist

An icy and snowy morning

What a beautiful morning! The seasons up here certainly are changing: we had a mix of wintery precipitation last night– light rain showers, light rain, light freeezing rain, light ice pellets, glazing (all before midnight), then light snow and blowing snow for a while early this morning.

The fog was breaking up at sunrise, and now we can see scattered valley fog off to the west, and clouds both above and below the summit to the east. The sun was just cresting over the clouds to the east during the last observation, and I expect the higher summits to remain in the clear the rest of today.

Bryan Farr, one of our Fall Interns, had the task at suppertime last night to forecast the time at which we would go below freezing (he guessed 11PM). We went below freezing just a little while after that so he really did a pretty good job of it. We’ve probably dropped to the lowest temperature so far (16.3F) and will continune to warm as the sun gets higher in the sky.

On the Deck Cam shot you can see some Rime Ice on the deck, with a little ridge of snow piled up under the railing over by the Rotunda. Not the depths of winter yet, but we are getting there!

 

Ken Rancourt,  Meteorologist

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