Still clear…

2007-05-14 07:51:25.000 – Jim Salge,  Observer

Clear sunset…

The streak of rather nice weather continues on the peak, though the past 24 hours have featured a significant drop in the temperatures. Despite a clear sky and bright, warming sunshine, wind-chills actually dropped below zero the last two mornings. Though the spring cleanup and pack up is underway at the summit, we are certainly reminded by these cool temperatures that accumulating snow is still likely (climatologically) on the peak. And for an in-depth look at how the staff is dealing with the change in the seasons, check out this week’s new Obscast.

It is also rather unfathomable how dry the weather has been thus far this month. Now halfway through what is typically one of the wettest months on the peak, we’ve only picked up under a quarter inch of rainfall. We’ve also had five days now with no fog at all, and many more with just a few passing clouds enshrouding the peak. Skies have largely been clear, making for lackluster sunrises, sunsets, and clouds overall.

Luck is about to change though, as a storm system looks to stall off the coast for the remainder of the week. Rainfall is likely through the forecast period, and a return to the normal Mays Grays on Mount Washington. We’ve had a good run…


Jim Salge,  Observer

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