Winter Storm

2011-11-22 08:50:06.000 – Kevin Cronin,  Summit Intern

A base layer of snow before the storm arrives

The top of Mount Washington is bare of snow besides a few spots of snow here and there. However, this will surely change in the next 24 hours as a winter storm approaches from the southwest. Bretton Woods ski resort is already preparing by putting down a base layer of snow before the storm arrives tomorrow. A plume of artificial snow can be seen from the image I attached. Winter storm warnings are in effect for most of northern New Hampshire as the models predict a favorable track for snow. Cold air damming and evaporative cooling will prevail over warm air advection produced by the storm allowing the majority of the precipitation to be snow in northern New Hampshire. Traveling farther south in New Hampshire snow will begin to mix with ice pellets and rain as warm air advection provides a warmer layer aloft warming temperatures above freezing. Models are showing snow totals of 10+ inches and less as you head farther south.

This storm couldn’t of picked a worse day for New England seeing that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the heaviest traveled days. Unfortunately it is bad timing for the summit too due to the fact that our shift change is on Wednesdays. In order to avoid the storm Wednesday, shift change will actually occur today in the afternoon.

 

Kevin Cronin,  Summit Intern

Spring is Here

March 16th, 2024|Comments Off on Spring is Here

Spring is Here By Alexis George Our snowpack, although still present, has slowly been dwindling over the course of this month. At the beginning of March, there was a snow depth of 27 inches

  • The view of the Solar Eclipse from Mt Washington on August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2024: A Celestial Wonder

March 12th, 2024|Comments Off on Solar Eclipse 2024: A Celestial Wonder

Solar Eclipse 2024: A Celestial Wonder By Ryan Knapp As you might have heard through social media, the news, magazines, friends, family, etc., a solar eclipse is about to be viewable across North America.

Find Older Posts