Spring is just over the Horizon
2012-03-30 19:55:01.000 – Roger Pushor, Weather Observer/IT Specialist
Looking North Through Rime Covered Windows
For anyone that’s been following the Observer Comments the past few days you’ll know that the Summit has returned to a more wintery look after the early Spring thaw that we saw a week ago. At this point we’re reporting five inches of snow on the Summit so just a thin coating of white is covering everything.
We spent most of the day in the fog with light snow falling and blowing around. Come late afternoon the fog became intermittent and we could get a view of the Northern Presidentials covered in white from our rime covered windows. Just below the Summit sections of the Cog Railway and Auto Road could be seen. Being a railroading enthusiast I can’t wait to see the first steam train come to the Summit watching its puffs of smoke and hearing the whistle blow. As you look just a little to the right of the Cog is Home Stretch on the Auto Road with all of its special activities like Seek the Peak, Mount Washington Road Race and Newton’s Revenge to name just a few.
Inside the Sherman Adams building at the Summit the team from the State Park are finishing up the projects they’ve been working on all winter. The floors are newly sealed, the Visitors Information Desk has been stripped and painstakingly redone and there’s a fresh coat of paint. Soon the Observation deck will be clear of snow again and visitors will be seen enjoying the spectacular views on a clear day.
Roger Pushor, Weather Observer/IT Specialist