Winter Weather Today, Spring Weather Ahead
2014-04-27 19:24:29.000 – Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
Winds have remained relatively low over the past 24 hours allowing all the newly fallen snow to accumulate on the summit rather than rushing off to the ravines below. The flakes that have been falling have generally been of the large variety, looking like something straight out of the movies. It makes for a beautiful scene that makes me long for Christmas. However, the visions of sugarplums dancing in my head are quickly shaken off once I remember that I have already seen months upon months of this type of winter weather; so I am kind of looking forward to milder weather in the months ahead.
Looking ahead this week, it looks like the wintry pattern will at least be turning a bit more “spring-like” as a broad area of low pressure approaches from the Midwest. If you have been following the national news the past few days, this is the same low that is currently causing the severe weather outbreak in Midwest and Southeast US. As this low approaches New England, it will translate into a very wet and possibly unsettled pattern for the latter half of the week ahead. While the weather pattern won’t be as severe by the time it reaches here, it will still have enough energy to possibly bring long periods of heavy rain and maybe some of the first rumbles of thunder on the summit this year. You can keep an eye on the weather ahead by checking our Higher Summits Forecast page in the days ahead.
Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist