2014-06-15 15:56:44.000 – Brett Rossio, Summit Intern
Slightly Breezy Day (By Rockpile Standards)
Summit-seekers got a real treat today with winds gusting to 70 mph in some cases. Higher gusts like this are far less frequent during the late spring/summer months. An unseasonably cooler airmass funneled into the region from Quebec (imagine a mountain of dense air rushing into a location that previously had low air pressure…physically-speaking the dense object will want to rush to the location of low density.). This coupled with conducive vertical conditions allowed stronger winds to mix to the summit level. Ethan and I took advantage of the opportunity to get out and challenge the high wind speeds.
Brett Rossio, Summit Intern