The East Coast is now in on the first snow action. Mt. Washington in New Hampshire got a bit of snow yesterday and a lot of rime.
“As of roughly 10:30 this morning, summit winds are still gusting at hurricane-force with an outdoor air temperature of 25 degrees. Even with a break in the clouds the current wind chill factor sits at 1 degree above zero. Happy Fall everyone! Hope you’ve got your sweaters out today!” - Mount Washington Observatory, September 24th, 2013
Damn! Rime has been growing at a rate of 2-3” per hour at the Mt. Washington Observatory today. That is nuts.
MT. WASHINGTON INFO by Wikipedia:
Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m) and the most prominentmountain east of the Mississippi River. It is famous for dangerously erratic weather. For 76 years, until 2010, a weather observatory on the summit held the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth’s surface, 231 mph (372 km/h or 103 m/s), on the afternoon of April 12, 1934.[a] Before European settlers arrived, the mountain was known asAgiocochook, or “Home of the Great Spirit”.
The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent’s Purchase, Coos County, New Hampshire. While nearly the whole mountain is in the White Mountain National Forest, an area of 59 acres (0.24 km2) surrounding and including the summit is occupied by Mount Washington State Park.