These April showers don’t bring May flowers

2012-04-10 17:30:23.000 – Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

A patient Marty

Winter is back with a vengeance.

As of 2PM this afternoon, we had received a total of 22.8 inches of snow since we arrived on Wednesday, with 16.7 inches of that coming in the last three days from a persistent low pressure system that has sat and badgered New England for days.

In my trek to the precipitation can last night, I was amazed to find a drift up to my chest waiting right outside the front entrance to the Sherman Adams building. With no way around in order to get to the can, I had no choice but to charge right through!

The landscape is now blanketed in white, a stark contrast from what it was just two weeks ago after the premature March thaw. With this onslaught of snow, we will most certainly be using the Snow Cat tomorrow, at least for the top half of the trip. This is again in contrast to last week, when we were able to get all the way to the summit in just a van with chains.

Marty has sunk back into a solemn state, curled in a ball, because he knows it will now be another few weeks before he can venture outside again. Poor kitty.


Mike Carmon,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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