2011-01-14 20:14:05.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist
sunrise this morning
Last night, in an attempt to use up some residual energy from dinner and cake, I invited myself on a walk down the Mount Washington Auto Road with the three interns (the 2 Plymouth State interns, Mike and Jason, and our shift’s winter intern David). The moon was so bright that the headlamps we brought with use were merely extra weight. I pointed out the lights from distant towns and cities (Portland, Portsmouth, Lewiston-Auburn) while we walked, our boots crunching on the snow tractor tracks.
The snow and ice glittered like diamonds in the moonlight; the stars and moon were brilliant against the backdrop of space. It was a beautiful night, which led to a beautiful morning, and subsequently, a beautiful day.
Almost everyone woke up for sunrise. With high pressure overhead, we might even get a sunset and another sunrise tomorrow! However, tomorrow clouds overhead will increase as low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes. We’ll be in the fog with snow before we know it. In the mean time, I think we’ll all enjoy this gift of glorious weather!
Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist