‘Summer’ is Here
2013-04-27 16:43:05.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
‘Summer’ has arrived on the summit. Not in the meteorological or astronomical sense, but in how our summit is managed. For the first time this ‘summer’ season, the Mount Washington Cog Railway ran two passenger trains to the summit today. Walking out onto the observation deck I was greeted with hikers and tourists; something that hasn’t happened since November. With this changing of the season, a few other things changed today. For one, Marty is now wearing his ID tags around his neck to let people know his name and that he lives up here with us. Second, the ropes around our deck instruments have been put back up. With sensitive instrumentation recording the weather, it is important to keep the foot traffic down around them; so the ropes mark off the areas people are not allowed. In the coming days, I’m sure more and more people will venture to the summit. However, a word of advise: remember your jacket, hat and gloves (because it’s still cold up here)!
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Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist