Spring Clean Up
2014-04-18 16:04:11.000 – Michael Kyle, Weather Observer
After a long winter season, this year spring has be warmly welcomed by everyone here on the summit of Mount Washington. The start of this week temperatures on the summit reached as highs 50 degrees, which led to new daily record high for April 14th. These warm temperatures also contributed to a major melt out of the summits snow pack. From 7AM on April 13th to 7AM on April 16th the summits snow pack went from an average depth of 18 inches down to just 2 inches. The largest melting of snow was seen on the 14th thru 15th when 8 inches of snow melted.
Now that nearly all the snow is gone The Cog Railway, Mount Mount Washington Auto Road, Mount Washington State Park, and us here at the Mount Washington Observatory have all began our spring cleanup. Both the Cog and the Auto Road have been cleaning and inspecting their respective routes to up the summit, while the State Park and us here at the Observatory have undertaken our own spring cleaning for our respective areas of the Sherman Adams Build. Soon all of the entities up here on the summit will be running and open to the thousands of visitors that come to the summit of Mount Washington every summer. This summer is going to be especially special for us here at the observatory, since we will be opening our brand new Extreme Mount Washington Museum. Just over a month till you will get your chance to come see the new Extreme Mount Washington Museum!
Michael Kyle, Weather Observer