FIRST SNOW for East Coast 2013/14 | Mt. Washington, NH Photo Tour:


Mt. Washington, New Hamphire new snow.

Mt. Washington, New Hamphire new snow.

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

Our Summit Interns, Tom Padham and Sam Hewitt, take in a sunrise atop the rime- and snow-covered observation deck, along with Director of Summit Operations Cyrena Briedé. - Mt. Washington Observatory

Our Summit Interns, Tom Padham and Sam Hewitt, take in a sunrise atop the rime- and snow-covered observation deck, along with Director of Summit Operations Cyrena Briedé. – Mt. Washington Observatory

Damn!  Rime has been growing at a rate of 2-3” per hour at the Mt. Washington Observatory today.  That is nuts.

First snows have now happened in TahoeMontanaJackson HoleWhistlerCanadian Rockies, & more in the past week.  Heck, they’re already skiing in Colorado

Winter has returned to Mount Washington! Last night, we received our first snowflakes of the season, amounting to just under 1"! In addition, rime ice has been accruing all through the night, and continues to do so at a rate of 2-3" per hour this morning!

Winter has returned to Mount Washington! Last night, we received our first snowflakes of the season, amounting to just under 1″! In addition, rime ice has been accruing all through the night, and continues to do so at a rate of 2-3″ per hour this morning! – Mt. Washington Observatory

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”.[5]

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.

 

Summit intern Tom Padham dusts off the trusty crowbar for some rime ice removal earlier today in his (rime-encrusted) EMS Fader Jacket! - Mt. Washington Observatory

Summit intern Tom Padham dusts off the trusty crowbar for some rime ice removal earlier today in his (rime-encrusted) EMS Fader Jacket! – Mt. Washington Observatory

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