The Day’s Watch

2014-06-14 12:34:40.000 – Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Marty on Daytime Duty

As Kyle mentioned in his comments yesterday, we are a man down this week, so he has flipped to the 5PM-5AM night shift. This has left me as the sole observer on the day shift. Its been quite a hectic shift, so it’s been a bit of a challenge to keep up with all of the goings-on at the summit this week!

Luckily, I have two well-trained interns that have lent a tremendous hand, in addition to having a sort of ‘guest’ observer from the other shift, Roger, up on my shift for a few days. I know Kyle’s looking forward to returning to the ‘land of the living’ so-to-speak, but things won’t get quite back to normal for the day shift for a little while, as he will be headed on vacation next week as our night observer Tom returns!

No matter, though. Both of their vacations are more than well-deserved, and with a little (or a lot of) help from our interns (and Marty, too!), and some well-timed observations, the day’s watch will manage to keep things running just as smooth!

One of the busy happenings going on this week was a visit from Boston Globe, which came up on Thursday to perform an interview regarding our new Extreme Mt. Washington summit museum. I took the opportunity to chat with them about this museum and the exciting yet educational exhibits contained within. Check out the article here.

And, oh yeah, come check out the museum for yourself!


Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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