The Feeling of Fall

2012-09-17 19:57:16.000 – Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Although Fall is not my favorite season, or even perhaps my second favorite season, I do enjoy it quite a bit. Days on the summit like the last couple epitomize the reasons that I enjoy the season.

Early Sunday morning we saw our first measurable snowfall of the meteorological year (July to June for us) and a decent accumulation of glaze ice as well (at least for this time of year). By mid morning on Sunday, fog cleared off to reveal an icy and slightly snowy summit of Mount Washington contrasted by the slight twinge of color starting to show up in the valleys below. This is definitely one of my favorite sights to see on the mountain.

Today was slightly warmer, but the air still had the feeling of fall that I enjoy so much. As I was outside for my observations early this morning, I could see my breath for the first time this season, and it always brings a little smile to my face.

Inevitably, we will experience more summer-like weather before we truly make the turn to full on winter, but in the mean time I will take as many of the days like the last couple as I can!

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Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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