Week In Review

2010-05-30 21:07:42.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Summit Intern

Lenticular Clouds

It has been an exciting week for me. One in which I have experienced quite a few new things. Thursday morning I woke to a rather interesting sight that I had only till that point heard of. We were under clear skies with an undercast. Later that same day I stood on the observation deck as low clouds literally closed in around me. Friday I had the opportunity to get a few turns in on the East Snow Fields. It may have only been a few but it was first I will never forget. Looking at the green mountain sides and the flowering alpine garden below while standing in my skis was a surreal feeling. On Saturday high clouds scattered sun in the valley below giving the terrain a spotted look. This morning I woke to the smell of smoke from burning forest fires in Canada. The smoke provided an undercast layer and significantly reduced the visibility . However above the distinct smoke layer the high winds were the right conditions for lenticular cloud formation. Standing stationary in the sky it looked like a picture from one of my textbooks . As a meteorology student this weeks conditions have had me like a child in a candy store let loose with money in their pocket.


Rebecca Scholand,  Summit Intern

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