Snow… No Snow

2015-05-05 15:40:10.000 – Michael Kyle, Weather Observer/IT Specialist


Another week (well just about another week) has passed, and another amazing change of scenery for the White Mountains. At the beginning of the shift I wrote a comment talking about how winter has taking back control of the higher summits. Now it is safe to say that spring has taken back the higher summits, as 15 inches of snow has melted, leaving the summit almost bare of snow.

Before and after fifteen inches of snow melt on Mount Washington

Thanks to gorgeous, sunny, warm weather all weekend, followed by above-freezing temperatures and fog, the summit’s 19 inches of ground cover has dropped to just 5 inches. The spring thaw has allowed for the Mount Washington Cog Railway to make their first trips to the summit this weekend, while the Mount Washington Auto Road’s road crew made tremendous progress in the clearing of the snow from the road. While chillier weather is in the forecast, the temperatures will remain close if not slightly above average for this time of year. Soon enough, the Sherman Adams building will be open 7 days a week, both the Cog and Auto Road will be running their summer schedules, and you can once again come visit the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”!


Michael Kyle, Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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