2011-03-08 08:41:52.000 – Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist
As expected, the microwave radio link between the summit and our Weather Discovery Center in North Conway went down on Sunday morning as temperatures rose to the freezing mark. The warm temperatures coupled with glaze ice cause water to sit on the microwave dish, in turn refracting the beam enough to keep it from connecting to the valley. Among other things, this means no internet access for the summit, which then also means no current conditions, observer comments, etc. for the website.
Despite temperatures plummeting on Monday afternoon, the link did not come back as it normally would. This morning, Mike was able to troubleshoot the problem, and a simple reset of one of the pieces of equipment brought us back online! Check back later today for updated Observer Comments, as well as the new ObsCast, which would normally have been posted yesterday.
Thanks for your patience while we dealt with our lack of connectivity!
Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist