2015-03-15 20:17:47.000 – Michael Dorfman, Weather Observer/IT Specialist
While the valley might be seeing more mixed precipitation, the shoulder seasons are some of the most dangerous parts of the year for people traveling above tree line. As people familiar with this mountain know, although there may be spring-like weather in the valley, the summit is still in what most people would consider “full-on” winter. Our average temperature for late March is in the upper teens. With more moist conditions present with these temperatures, it’s easy to get soaked. This allows for a serious hypothermia threat to the unprepared hiker.
Before heading above tree line, be sure to check our higher summits forecast to get a better idea of what you’re hiking into! While we’ve been socked in the fog, I’ve had some time to go back and edit some of the time-lapses that I’ve taken the last few weeks. Highlights include a beautiful sunset, aurora, and moonset. Enjoy!
Ellen Estabrook2023-11-08T07:34:12-05:00November 7th, 2023|Comments Off on A Glimpse at METAR Reports
A Glimpse at METAR Reports By Alexis George, Weather Observer & Meteorologist METAR observations are submitted every hour of every day at Mount Washington Observatory. METAR is a format for reporting weather information that gets
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