Still in the Fog

2006-06-09 09:02:56.000 – Christy Schultz,  Summit Intern

A summit trail seen by an ant!

For the past two months, the summit crew has been quite vitamin D deficient. With a very damp May and another moist month beginning last week, the top of Mount Washington has seen very little sunshine! Yesterday we got excited when the sun could dimly been seen through the layer of clouds above us, but Jim got a treat this morning when he was graced with about five minutes of sun and a glimpse of an undercast.

Some observers and interns are getting superstitious about this persistent weather. For some it seems as though it is only cloudy and rainy when they are working on the summit. For others it appears as though the moisture materializes as soon as they descend the auto road. Which is correct? Probably neither! Maybe it’s the lack of vitamin D getting to them…

Although the weather might not be the best on the summit or in the surrounding valleys this weekend, don’t forget that a fun indoor activity is visiting the observatory’s Weather Discovery Center in North Conway! Even if you can’t summit the mountain yourself, you can still chat with the crew via video uplink in our program ‘Live from the Rockpile’ twice daily! We hope to see you soon!


Christy Schultz,  Summit Intern

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