Right Back At It Again!
2020-06-16 13:02:37.000 – Nicole Tallman, Weather Observer/ Education Speacialist
May 2017 I began my adventure on Mount Washington as a summer intern who had never been to New Hampshire let alone the summit before. All it took was one day on the rockpile and I knew this place would change my life. I was able to experience thunderstorms, hail, glaze, and rime ice all within my first month of living on Mount Washington. As my summer internship came to a close I applied for and received an extension on my stay on the summit and stayed on as the fall intern. I was itching to experience some extreme weather I knew the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather” had to offer. The fall internship did not disappoint! I was able to experience several 100+ mph days and even reached my personal peak gust of 133mph during one amazing fall storm. After 7 months with the observatory my internship came to a close and I was devastated to have to leave the mountain that had become my home away from home.
Sunset on the Obs Tower from my internship in 2017
Ever since those few months I have had a special place in my heart for the summit and its operations. Anyone who knows me knows how much I loved being a part of MWObs. This passion is what led me to return to the summit as an Education Specialist and Weather Observer almost exactly 3 years later! I am looking forward to using my passion for educating to spread my enthusiasm for what we do here on the summit.
Happy to be back on the summit doing what I love!
As I begin my first shift on the summit, I am familiarizing myself with the many tasks of being a Mount Washington employee. It is during this that I find myself remembering how much I love the variety of this job! One hour you are forecasting the next you are broadcasting and of course every hour going outside to observe what Mount Washington has to offer in the form weather conditions. The conditions have been mild so far in this shift, and I cannot wait until I get my first round of severe weather again. I find myself staring out the windows and realizing how lucky I am to be able to work in such a beautiful location.
Arriving to my first shift back as a Weather Observer and Educations Specialist
Nicole Tallman, Weather Observer/ Education Speacialist