Saying Farewell to the ‘Home of the World’s Worst Weather’

2022-06-27 17:27:39.000 – Jackie Bellefontaine, Weather Observer & Education Specialist


Great memories and great people. 
In January 2021, I started an incredible adventure here at Mount Washington Observatory as an intern, followed by joining our summit staff that following March as a weather observer and education specialist. Over my time here, I have grown in many ways and have found a home on the summit.
I’m so fortunate for my experiences and the amazing people who make up the summit — my fellow observers who are truly incredible individuals, the fabulous volunteers, our enthusiastic interns, the awesome NH State Parks crew, and the Observatory’s dedicated staff down in the valley (I could go on and on with the adjectives to describe all the wonderful people I’ve been lucky to meet up here!).
Thank you all for making my time here truly something special. I will miss the extreme weather, the challenges and the learning experiences of this unique place, but I will miss the people most! A very special thank you to my shift. The memories we made on the summit will always be very dear to me.
I’m excited for the next chapter in my life continuing on with science outreach in the New Hampshire Lakes Region, and so incredibly grateful for all the experiences from my time at Mount Washington Observatory. I’ll always carry them with me.
Thank you again, everybody, for your support during my time here. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of you incredible people!
Until next time!
With all my heart,



Jackie Bellefontaine, Weather Observer & Education Specialist

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