WOW! Days don’t get much better than this one

2011-12-12 19:54:26.000 – Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist


We started off this morning with a very beautiful sunrise and for most of the day the sky stayed completely clear with 120 miles of visibility. Temperatures started out in the low twenties in the morning and made it to the low thirties by mid-day. The deck and parking lot have next to no snow on them as the winds of a few days ago scoured most of the snow off the Summit. I did the last Weather Observation just after sunset and the Western sky was an orange glow and the first stars of the evening could be seen.

Radio towers are probably not something most people think of as beautiful however when they’re coated with a foot of so of rime ice they can be quit the site to see especially with the sun coming up against the blue sky.

The State Park crew did their shift change today and was able to make it all the way up the Auto Road in a four wheel drive truck with chains. The only real snow they ran into was between “6 mile” and Hairpin. In some past years our Snow Tractor has already had to make several trips to the Summit however right now it’s parked at halfway just waiting for its first trip of the season to the Summit.

As I walked around the deck today while doing my Weather Observations I could see the ski slopes at Bretton Woods and Wildcat have a nice amount of snow on them.

Today was really quit the contrast with last Saturday when our first group from theEMS Climbing Schoolclimbed to the Summit and spent the night with us.


Roger Pushor,  Weather Observer/IT Specialist

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