2011-02-13 20:27:58.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist
It is Sunday, and due to the influx of visitors and very cool makeovers, this is the first time someone on our shift has actually had to write a comment this week. If things had worked out as Steve had planned, I wouldn’t be writing a comment right now. I might simply be posting one written by one of two former summit denizens who (for some completely valid reason or another) skedaddled out of here before writing down their thoughts about summit life (you know who you are!).
In the mean time, I’m going to talk about the weather! It’s already been an interesting, if foggy, week. One doesn’t realize how warm 5 degrees can feel after temperatures have been below zero for days. Today’s warm front will send temperatures into the twenties by tomorrow afternoon (that’s downright tropical!) ahead of cold front. The low pressure system will continue to strengthen as it travels east from the Great Lakes. A strong ridge of high pressure will follow directly behind it.
Tomorrow will be the calm before the storm. That is if by calm, you mean winds sustained near 60 mph! The summits will be in the warm sector of the storm until the cold front blitzkriegs across New England tomorrow evening. Right now, it seems that temperatures are going to plunge into Sub-Zero’s territory, while winds howl and rage near 100 mph! It is going to be exciting, to say the least.
Even after the better part of four winters behind me, a crisp and refreshing breeze is all it takes to breathe renewed vigor into this observer!
Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist