Still Icy Here on the Summit

2013-06-04 17:24:22.000 – Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer

A View of the Rime Ice from Foot Level

After breaking the daily record high temperature for June 1st and tying the daily high for June 2nd, I was starting to get used to doing observations in full-on summer gear. Last night, however, I was kept awake by chilly temperatures in the 20’s, combined with near hurricane force winds. When I woke up this afternoon, I was surprised to find temperatures still hovering below freezing and feathers of glaze and rime covering the summit.

In other news, New England is facing a rainy upcoming weekend! A low pressure system will bring tropical moisture to the summit through the weekend, possibly drenching parts of New England with 3 inches of rain in the next 5 days, according to the National Weather Service. To get more information, visit the National Weather Service’s Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, or check our summit and valley outlooks as the weekend gets closer!

Temperatures are supposed to dip back down into the 20’s again tonight, so I’m prepared for another chilly night. It may be shorts and t-shirt weather in the valley, but snow and ice can occasionally be seen year round here on the summit!


Mike Dorfman,  Weather Observer

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