2012-12-20 17:47:41.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
Undercast sea of Clouds
Today was a rare day on the summit of Mount Washington for the fact we spent almost all day with absolutely no clouds in the sky but a complete undercast below us. We were on our own mountain island stranded as far as the eye could see. All other terrain features were obscured by the clouds below us.
Considering we spend about 60 percent of the year in the fog it was a real treat to have the beautiful sky above us while the valley was obscured from the sun. We were able to observe every minute of possible sunshine today, despite it being one of the shortest of the year. Although I wish this trend would continue it will end tonight as we head back into the clouds, winds begin to ramp up, and snow begins to fall. At least winter has arrived.
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist