So long for now!

2013-12-17 17:33:07.000 – Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Teaching during a Distance Learning Program

After two years, nearly three winters, more than one hundred trips up and down the hill, two search and rescues, one thousand plus observations and countless Distance Learning programs, visitors, radio shows and sixty-plus observer comments, my time with the Mount Washington Observatory comes to an end.

I have been unbelievably fortunate to work at 6,288 feet above the northeast with some of the most talented people in the meteorological community, helping to build one astonishingly important climate record. I want to take this opportunity to thank each any every person involved with the Mount Washington Observatory, from its staffers, to members, to trustees and fans world-wide for providing me with such a unique and priceless experience. While I will be moving on to observe and teach at our long-term partner, the Blue Hill Observatory, in Milton, MA, my heart will always live in the White Mountains where I hope hearty men and women will continue their invaluable work at the home of the world’s worst weather.

Compared to the 81 years of continuous monitoring on top of Mount Washington, it’s humbling to think that my time here represents only a tiny fraction of this incredible legacy. At the same time, I hope that everyone who supports our Observatory, and those who are about to, realize that without each individual’s contributions, we would never have been able to make it this far. Please consider supporting the Mount Washington Observatory if you haven’t already, and become a part of this remarkable place.

Thanks for the memories.


Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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