2011-04-24 16:22:05.000 – Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist

not yet but soon…

Happy Easter from the summit of Mount Washington! This will be my third time celebrating this holiday at the Observatory. The first year was memorable because we hit the highest wind speed I’ve ever seen on the summit that weekend, 145 mph! The second year (which was last year), the weather was just the opposite: warm, calm, clear, sunny. This year the weather seems to be a bit confused. It is neither windy and cold nor sunny and warm.

Right now, as a pork loin roasts in the oven, the summit is experiencing a dry fog with a fairly normal temperature of 29 degrees. Winds are out of the west at a respectable, but not outrageous, 45 mph. To be frank, I’m sick of this ‘in between’ weather. I just want spring to hurry up and arrive! I want to see the sedge start to green and the flowers start to bud. It is going to get warmer over the next couple of days. However, it seems the only chance we’ll get to see anything is at an up close and personal range – we’ll be primarily in the fog through the rest of our shift.

In other news, the summit has been desperately devoid of show tunes. That being said, I better get back to annoying my fellow coworkers with upbeat tunes!


Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist

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