Wild Weather

2014-10-18 17:35:00.000 – Caleb Meute, Summit Intern


Every week up here I am exposed to a different type of weather extreme and it certainly keeps things interesting. On Thursday, the summit had 3.22 inches of rain dumped on it. The temperatures were in the 50s which are well above normal values for this time of the year. We actually tied a daily maximum temperature record for October 15th, which was set in 1947. All of these warm temperatures in the beginning of the week will now be a far cry from where our temperatures are looking to dive into for the second half of the week. Today’s high temperature has already been reached and the temperatures will continue to fall with the passing of a cold front. Tomorrow the temperature will fall into the teens by the end of the day with the low Sunday night dipping down to around 12 degrees. Making things even more interesting, our winds Sunday night and into Monday will range between 50-70 mph dropping the wind chills to 20 degrees below zero. I talked in one of my previous comments about needing a better coat. Well thankfully one of our sponsors, Eastern Mountain Sports, has me well equipped and feeling confident to face these much colder temperatures.


Caleb Meute, Summit Intern

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