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2006-05-26 11:45:17.000 – Neil Lareau,  Observer

Laminae (individual cloud elements) and conjoined sections of altocumulus morphing as air lifts over the mountain barrier has been the highlight of the past two days. Altocumulus Lencticular formations were evident in all quadrants of the sky yesterday. Higher layers of cirrocumulus were showing similar deformations and periods intricate rippling.

A warm front crossed the region and summit temperatures jumped yesterday afternoon. They didn’t fall at all overnight, remaining in the mid 40s. The amount of snow that melted by morning was impressive. The sedge is back and the snow is retreating to self insulating patches. Summit structures and rocks alike have shed their encumbering loads of glaze ice. At times massive blocks crashed down from the eves of the Sherman Adams Building, which by the way is now open. You should come visit us.

Today has been downright pleasant thus far. A cotton sweatshirt suffices for outer wear as temperatures are climbing to the warmest levels this season and winds remain light.
Later today the atmosphere might try to show off a bit with some lightning.

 

Neil Lareau,  Observer

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