Warm Temperatures, Light Winds, and Clear Skies
2012-05-20 16:23:49.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
The Summit is Open for the Season
The Sherman Adams summit is bustling with excitement again today as visitors from all over make the ascent via the different modes of transportation. The Mount Washington Auto Road is now open to the top for the second day and I have seen car after car turning the corner to home stretch. The Mount Washington Cog Railway has made multiple trips carrying passengers in its historic cars and hikers have arrived from seemingly every trail head to reach the summit destination. With the warm temperatures, clear skies, and light winds I don’t blame anyone for wanting to be here today, not even the plethora of bugs.
Last night I was able to get out for a hike after my shift was complete and made what will most likely be my first of many hikes down to the AMC’s Lakes of the Clouds hut. Although the hut is not open yet it will be soon enough. I stopped briefly to feel the temperature of the water in the lakes and as expected they are still very cold. Not quite enough summer sun has warmed it yet, but with the temperatures the past few days the lakes are sure to start warming ever so slightly.
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist