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KathyC
09-27-2009, 08:14 AM
That's great....:D

Anna LeBlanc
09-27-2009, 04:28 PM
Bob, I absolutely love your picture of Marty on the snowboard.:)Maybe we could get him some little paw mittens with velcro on the bottom and attach some little pieces of velcro to the snowboard so the wind won't blow him off.:D:D:D:D:D

Snow Miser
09-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Paw mittens and velcro would be a great idea.:D Not only would they keep him on the board, they would also keep his little paws toasty warm.:)

Anna LeBlanc
09-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Do you think Ryan,Brian or Mike know who to knit?Maybe we could give them a new winter activity to take up in there spare time.:pThey could create all kinds of kitty snowboarding wear and attach the OBS insignia to them.They could probably raise a significant amount of money for the OBS from all of the animal lovers like me out there.:D

Snow Miser
09-28-2009, 07:01 PM
I'd buy a couple of OBS Feline Edition fleece jackets for the cats I know.:D:p:D

Brad
11-19-2009, 08:00 AM
Nicole's comments said she was out on the Deck on Sunday. is this you?

http://images52.fotki.com/v738/photos/2/1002902/8110066/20091115_144851_deck-vi.jpg

KathyC
11-25-2009, 06:54 AM
I Really enjoyed todays comments and the pictures are just outstanding!

Thank you!!:)

Brad
11-25-2009, 07:29 AM
I Really enjoyed todays comments and the pictures are just outstanding!

Thank you!!:)
I agree - excellent comments.

Here is the photo that went with them - wonderful.

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/2009/112423-lg.jpg

BlueDog
11-25-2009, 10:50 AM
Some stunning pics in his flickr page too! Hi-res versions would make for some beautiful wallpapers </cough></hint></cough> ;) 1920x1200 would be just fine!

Anna LeBlanc
11-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Ryan's comments were very informative and the pictures were breathtaking from the Flickr site.Thanks everyone.

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Anna

Snow Miser
11-25-2009, 03:27 PM
I agree, very good comments today, and excellent photos. Thanks for sharing!

krummholz
11-25-2009, 05:45 PM
Thanks, Ryan, for your comments that had a broad scope about the whole profession of meteorology. I thought they were very interesting, and it's nice that you spent the time to try to get to the bottom of this whole "weird November" phenomenon that everyone seems to be scratching their heads about. One thing that seems to be in common between meteorology and other fields of endeavor is that the general public looks for the simplest answer ("It's global warming!"), but there are always people out there who really want to understand what's going on and will follow that path wherever it leads, and however long it takes.

Brad
11-29-2009, 06:05 AM
Mike, excellent blow by blow comment today. Thanks!

Snow Miser
11-29-2009, 11:02 AM
Yes Mike, your comments really relay the incredible experience all of you had during this storm. Thanks!

Brad
12-09-2009, 08:09 AM
Marty (the person) and Jan, thanks for the comments and your volunteer week. It was fun to meet you both at the special event over in Lincoln last month and to listen to Marty's (the storyteller) tales (not tails).

KD Talbot
12-29-2009, 03:12 PM
Great photos to go with today's comment. Thanks!

KDT

Charlie
12-29-2009, 05:06 PM
i love the one of the tower

Snow Miser
12-29-2009, 05:46 PM
The one of the tower is excellent. And the closeup of the fox is cool too.

mtruman
12-29-2009, 06:16 PM
What a great collection of pics! The one of the tower with the backdrop of stars is even better than the one like that in National Geographic last year. I always love the fox pics. It's going to be hard to decide which of these will be my desktop wallpaper first...

KathyC
12-29-2009, 07:57 PM
I agree, the tower is an absolutely beautiful shot. And the fox too, such a gorgious animal.

Not to be a downer, but when I see the pictures of the animals, it tears me apart that people just want their fur...:mad:

Anna LeBlanc
12-30-2009, 04:28 PM
I agree, the tower is an absolutely beautiful shot. And the fox too, such a gorgious animal.

Not to be a downer, but when I see the pictures of the animals, it tears me apart that people just want their fur...:mad:

Kathy,I'm with you.They are such beautiful animals.I really get ticked off when I see people wearing fur coats.:eek:

The pictures were beautiful.If anyone wonders how people can think Winter is beautiful they should just check out those pictures.

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Anna

Brad
02-09-2010, 10:01 AM
Stacey,

Sappy - maybe. But, excellent comment today! Thanks and we are happy to have you on the team.

KD Talbot
02-09-2010, 10:34 AM
You provided us with a true glimpse at your own hard work and dedication to the Obs. It is interesting to me to know what were the deciding factors behind your decision to work up there.

Having met most of the folks you mention meeting on your initial visit, I can certainly understand why you made the choices you did and have stuck with it for this long.

You're a good egg, Stacie, thanks for doing what you do!

KDT

Charlie
02-09-2010, 07:27 PM
Stacey
thanks for your passion in your job and your teaching the younger people that some day may have the dreams you had to pursue a good future like you have .

KD Talbot
02-23-2010, 09:04 AM
Great comments and pictures today from our very own Jim Salge...

KDT

Lawson
02-23-2010, 10:27 AM
It's always a treat to have The Jim Salge up for a visit.

Charlie
02-23-2010, 07:46 PM
jim sure know how to use a camera

Brad
02-24-2010, 09:19 AM
But, normally Jim "Hollywood" Salge is in front of the camera when he is up there.

Charlie
04-16-2010, 01:25 PM
i like the latest comment from Peter Fisk


Be careful what you ask for. About two weeks ago I told Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Hemeon, that as I am retired, my schedule was pretty flexible so if she got desperate for a volunteer, 'give a call.'

Desperation had happened as within about three hours I got an e-mail asking, 'What are you doing next week?.'

'Uh, nothing I guess' replied I.

i wish i had his problem

KathyC
04-26-2010, 04:31 PM
Marty def. looks like the KING of that mountain, he's so beautiful.

Brian wrote today that he left Marty outside and came back out later to check on him. He doesn't wander off? I'd be afraid of foxes coming after him.

Just wondering...

Knapper
04-26-2010, 05:51 PM
Marty def. looks like the KING of that mountain, he's so beautiful.

Brian wrote today that he left Marty outside and came back out later to check on him. He doesn't wander off? I'd be afraid of foxes coming after him.

Just wondering...

The cat sticks around the summit since he knows where he gets fed at. He will wander down a bit but returns every time. As far as the foxes go, he has confronted them twice that I have seen and the foxes run away barking at him. The foxes up here are normally scavengers or hunters of rodents or smaller game. And since there aren't a lot of big black animals on the summit cone, I think they (the foxes) are more fearful of the unknown creature following them around.

KathyC
04-27-2010, 05:08 AM
Thank you Ryan for taking the time to answer, Marty really is a special cat.

And also, all of you did great on the Cantore Stories, it was a pleasure to watch.:)

Charlie
05-02-2010, 07:10 PM
Stacey the radar you had on your comment the other day do you have a link to that site
thanks

Bill O
05-02-2010, 07:27 PM
Stacey the radar you had on your comment the other day do you have a link to that site
thanks

Not sure of the exact site they are using, but I believe it's from a pay service. Weathertap.com is my best guess.

For a one-time fee you can buy this radar program: http://www.grlevelx.com/grlevel3/

I believe they have a 30 day free trial (no obligation, no credit card needed to try, nothing to cancel). This is what all the storm chasers use and I highly recommend it if you are interested in high resolution radar data.

The only downside is you don't get the multi-radar mosaics that many free sites and weathertap provide.

h2oeco
05-02-2010, 07:37 PM
Hi Charlie,

As Bill guessed, yes, the image that Stacey posted is from Weathertap - http://www.weathertap.com - it is a very capable system, and I like it a lot. I use it because I live near, and spend a lot of time on the water - bay and ocean - and we get all kinds of thunderstorms, squalls, etc. in the summer. One nice feature is that using latitude and longitude, you can mark your location on the map/radar image, which comes in handy when you want to know how weather is moving in relation to you.

Ed

Charlie
05-02-2010, 08:47 PM
thanks Bill and Ed

Brad
05-28-2010, 09:40 AM
From today's comments it sounds like the deal where if you ride the Cog or drive up you can get a tour of the Observatory is not in effect any more. Is that true?

Breeze
05-28-2010, 03:08 PM
Brad, IME this was instituted last season, so it isn't entirely new.

Auto Road clients ( drive-yourself) receive an informational flyer in their packets.

With limited space, limited manpower, and sometimes CROWDS of people on the summit at any one time, I can see that some limit on the special privilege of receiving a guided OBS tour would be a necessity. Outreach is a wonderful, important portion of the MWO mission statement, but unlimited FREE guided tours to any and all comers from 8 AM to 5 PM or later would seriously impact other necessary elements of the MWO's mission.


From my perspective, bottomside with the AR, when AR clients ask about touring the OBS/weather station, I SHOW them the information in their packet and advise them to ask at the MWO Museum and Gift Shop.

Cog Riders and Auto Road travelers now receive free admission to the Museum. That was a positive change made at the beginning of last season. Another change made last summer was a longer stay at the top for Cog Riders ( an hour instead of 20-25 minutes), as well as increased flexibility to defer/delay downbound passage for an even longer stay at the summit on a space available basis.

Changing times keep us all on our toes. I do strongly believe that < stewardship > is one concept we all have in common.


Breeze

Knapper
05-28-2010, 05:59 PM
From today's comments it sounds like the deal where if you ride the Cog or drive up you can get a tour of the Observatory is not in effect any more. Is that true?

This was never the case in my time here. I think you are mixing up two seperate things. As "Breeze" mentioned, in effect last year, auto road and cog riders get free admission to the summit museum during their time up here. The museum is located in the basement of the building.

The tour of the observatory that Brian is mentioning consists of our living quarters, our office, and the top of the tower (the highest legal point you can reach in the NE). This tour has always been free to members and that hasn't changed. What has changed is tours for non-members. In my time here, non-members were charged $5 per person for the first few summers then we changed it to $20 per household + an introductory membership. But this year, like Brian mentioned in his comment, to get a tour, groups (camps, schools, churches, etc) have to prearrange a tour with the valley staff or people/families have to be a member of the observatory. There is no longer a seperate non-member price for this tour; it's members only.

Brad
05-28-2010, 07:03 PM
I will readily admit I am confused. I was under the impression both the Cog and the Auto Road travelers could get a tour of the Observatory at the summit. It may have been they only had free access to the museum. The Auto Road web clearly states their self-drive folks can get into the museum free. However, the Cog web site says their riders get in both the museum and the "Observatory Center". I have read that as being the summit operations facility. I might still be confused.

Sorry I brought up the question - but, it is confusing.

Charlie
05-28-2010, 07:17 PM
this is what it says on the Cog sight

Enjoy a full day of family fun. You can spend the whole day at The Mount Washington Cog Railway. There's a fascinating museum, a large gift shop and a restaurant at the Marshfield base station. Mt. Washington SummitThe round trip to the summit takes three hours. On the summit, you can visit New Hampshire's unique mile-high state park and the Mount Washington Observatory Center and Museum.

Knapper
05-28-2010, 07:20 PM
I will readily admit I am confused. I was under the impression both the Cog and the Auto Road travelers could get a tour of the Observatory at the summit. It may have been they only had free access to the museum. The Auto Road web clearly states their self-drive folks can get into the museum free. However, the Cog web site says their riders get in both the museum and the "Observatory Center". I have read that as being the summit operations facility. I might still be confused.

Sorry I brought up the question - but, it is confusing.

If you could provide links from where you are getting this information, I will forward it along to the valley staff to try and get the verbiage clearer. But to clear things up, the observatories policy is: The museum is free for all patrons that come up the cog/auto road as well as members that hike up. The observatory facilities tour, starting this year, is for members only regardless of how they get here.

Charlie
05-29-2010, 11:02 AM
I will readily admit I am confused. I was under the impression both the Cog and the Auto Road travelers could get a tour of the Observatory at the summit. It may have been they only had free access to the museum. The Auto Road web clearly states their self-drive folks can get into the museum free. However, the Cog web site says their riders get in both the museum and the "Observatory Center". I have read that as being the summit operations facility. I might still be confused.

Sorry I brought up the question - but, it is confusing.


If you could provide links from where you are getting this information, I will forward it along to the valley staff to try and get the verbiage clearer. But to clear things up, the observatories policy is: The museum is free for all patrons that come up the cog/auto road as well as members that hike up. The observatory facilities tour, starting this year, is for members only regardless of how they get here.


this is what it says on the Cog sight

Enjoy a full day of family fun. You can spend the whole day at The Mount Washington Cog Railway. There's a fascinating museum, a large gift shop and a restaurant at the Marshfield base station. Mt. Washington SummitThe round trip to the summit takes three hours. On the summit, you can visit New Hampshire's unique mile-high state park and the Mount Washington Observatory Center and Museum.

this is what i found on the cog site

Brad
05-29-2010, 03:06 PM
Ryan,

I am trying to find the page or pages with the words I found - and also Charlie found. One page which could be clearer - a bit - would be http://www.thecog.com/cog_news.php

And at the bottom of the home page are the words I found confusing.
http://www.thecog.com/index.php

Charlie
05-30-2010, 07:30 PM
this is where there could be some confusion

"One of the biggest changes for those passengers this season is that they will usually get to spend an hour at summit, giving them time to explore the mountaintop community, which includes the Mount Washington Observatory."

i would say the Observatory is the place you work and where only members can go

Brad
05-30-2010, 11:09 PM
I think the key here is I learned that the free passes are just for the museum - which makes a lot of sense. The Observatory is not staffed to handle those crowds coming up the Auto Road and Cog for "real" tours. And some editing work needs to be done to the partners' web sites to make sure the relationship is well stated - and it sounds like that will get put on the To Do List.

Thanks for clearing this up.

Brad
06-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Margaret & David - thanks for your comment today. And it was nice to meet you the other day at the summit.

Charlie
06-17-2010, 03:52 PM
Margaret & David it was nice to meet you also and the hot apple cider smelled good

Brad
06-17-2010, 04:04 PM
Margaret & David it was nice to meet you also and the hot apple cider smelled good
Hint to Charlie - I like hot apple cider.

Brad
08-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Check out Becca's comments today. She has done a lot of sanding, priming and painting inside the tower at the summit. I saw it today and it looks fantastic!

BAXTERCA2
08-07-2010, 09:10 PM
OMG! I was so worried when I saw this thread pop back up. I thought someone was re-living the wording on the Cogs website, from May/June of this year.

Brad
08-07-2010, 09:15 PM
OMG! I was so worried when I saw this thread pop back up. I thought someone was re-living the wording on the Cogs website, from May/June of this year.
No, this thread has a higher purpose (pun intended).

Charlie
08-08-2010, 09:26 AM
she is doing a good job ans a hard one at that
thanks Becca

Brad
08-08-2010, 09:35 AM
You wait till you see the slick clean freshly painter tower cold room and ladders. A lot of work. Plus she has been rebuilding the shack and welding. A cool set of skills.

Snow Miser
08-08-2010, 06:35 PM
Looking forward to seeing how nice the tower looks Becca when I schedule a tour over Labor Day weekend sometime.:)

Brad
08-18-2010, 05:20 AM
Stacey, fantastic photo of sunset!!!!!!

Snow Miser
08-18-2010, 07:33 AM
I agree Brad. Very nice sunset photo Stacey! Glad the sunset was a nice ending to your day.:)

Brad
09-20-2010, 06:01 AM
Ryan, your comments this morning about red skies morning & night are excellent. And this photo is fantastic!

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/2010/IMG_0404%20Stitch.jpg

Snow Miser
09-20-2010, 07:54 AM
Thanks Ryan for those comments Brad refers to. They were very interesting and informative. Great photos as well!

BAXTERCA2
09-20-2010, 12:58 PM
Ryan, your comments this morning about red skies morning & night are excellent. And this photo is fantastic!

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/2010/IMG_0404%20Stitch.jpg

Hi RK ~
Most times I don't agree with Brad ;) but, this time I will....

The Observer comments you posted last night 9/19 is Excellent. I really enjoyed all the literary, biblical and nautical information you shared and since my weekend was surrounded by Sunrise Saturday and Sunset Sunday, I also found it a bit comical. Thanks, it was a nice way to end out the weekend!

Brad
09-20-2010, 01:46 PM
Most times I don't agree with Brad ;) but
Karen, Karen, Karen,

How could you do such a thing to me? :cool:

BAXTERCA2
09-20-2010, 03:38 PM
Karen, Karen, Karen,

How could you do such a thing to me? :cool:

Hey there Brad -
Many months ago, I asked you about my sarcasm in the forum and how people would take me...
You said "put a couple of smiley faces" and it will be ok...

Did I not put enough smiley faces ;) :cool: ;) :cool:

Snow Miser
09-20-2010, 04:19 PM
I like your sarcasm on here Karen. It keeps things interesting. And even without smiley faces, I think we know what you mean. :)

Charlie
09-20-2010, 05:37 PM
very nice comment Ryan
and Karen your not that mad at Brad are you :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

BAXTERCA2
09-20-2010, 05:54 PM
very nice comment Ryan
and Karen your not that mad at Brad are you :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Hey Charlie ~
I'm not mad at anyone. I said "Most times I don't agree with Brad"

Brad
09-20-2010, 08:01 PM
There are a lot of people who don't agree with me most of the time mostly in many ways for some crazy reason. But, oh well - it is a deep subject. :confused::cool:

Knapper
09-21-2010, 03:12 AM
Just wanted to jump in quickly and say thanks to y'all.

Brad
11-19-2010, 07:43 AM
Mike,

Your comments posted last night are great. I know they take time to write. But, very well done.

Snow Miser
11-19-2010, 08:02 AM
I have to second that Mike, excellent comments! What an experience that must have been.

BAXTERCA2
11-19-2010, 09:10 AM
Hi Mike ~
Excellent comment thanks for sharing, sounds like you had yourself a fun little adventure. I was a bit confused at first and had to scroll to the bottom to see who the author was. The comment was longer than I normally see for this shift week, I thought the other night observer was working :confused:

Brad
11-20-2010, 06:22 PM
See Mike - we do read the daily comments. And thanks for thanking us for thanking you for your comment the other day.

Snow Miser
11-21-2010, 01:46 PM
See Mike - we do read the daily comments. And thanks for thanking us for thanking you for your comment the other day.

http://mymouthful.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/laughing.jpg

scarlettd70
12-21-2010, 08:29 AM
Maybe we should all chip in for a wind tunnel for calibrating the wind instruments too.

Brad
12-21-2010, 10:10 PM
Good shift crew photo today of the Bad Shift Crew.

Brad
12-29-2010, 06:24 AM
Ryan, a very cool list of changes in the past 5 years! I was nice to spin through that with you.

Patrad Fischroy
01-20-2011, 10:36 AM
So Ryan, if you are always expecting the unexpected how is it that you are not always disappointed that the unexpected events that occurred were in fact expected?

Knapper
01-20-2011, 03:08 PM
Yes, expecting the unexpected makes the unexpected expected I suspect.

Patrad Fischroy
01-21-2011, 12:13 PM
I expected that you would say that.









(Now was that response so unexpected?)

KathyC
03-24-2011, 04:55 AM
Great Observer Comments today Ed, a nice read to start my day.:)

Snow Miser
03-24-2011, 07:47 AM
Great Observer Comments today Ed, a nice read to start my day.:)

I agree Ed. It was really nice to read your comment this morning.

Charlie
03-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Ed very nice comment and i agree with you 100% that it is like no other place that we have the opportunity to be a part of it and meet a lot of new friends

CHRIS
03-24-2011, 07:44 PM
I agree with all here. That was a great comment you did Ed. I do believe that this Mountain holds a special place in each of our hearts for one reason or another. When I am on the summit I feel free I feel happy and I feel at peace. Thanks for your comment Ed.

BAXTERCA2
03-24-2011, 10:35 PM
Great comment Ed.

Chris - Do you feel free on the summit because of your kilt? Just kidding, I know what you mean my friend.

fitzpatrick84
04-01-2011, 11:40 AM
Thanks Rebecca for not disappointing those of us looking for a little April fools humor ...you'll never get me again after I fell for the "Marty is a girl" comment a few years ago! Clever story! :o

BAXTERCA2
04-01-2011, 01:41 PM
I haven't read the Observer Comment yet today (I will though)...but, I thought Marty was a female????

Anna LeBlanc
04-02-2011, 07:58 AM
:p
I haven't read the Observer Comment yet today (I will though)...but, I thought Marty was a female????

He would rip your face off for that one Karen!!!:p

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Anna

KD Talbot
04-02-2011, 02:27 PM
... or at least shred your cabbage!

KDT

Brad
04-02-2011, 05:23 PM
Guess what we had for dinner tonight? Cabbage. When I saw it being served onto the plates I laughed.

BAXTERCA2
04-06-2011, 03:10 AM
Upper Lake Manthisissuckee...

I don't know if it's because it's 3am but, I laughed when I read that..Thanks

Your creative mind just doesn't stop does it RK!

Charlie
04-06-2011, 06:32 PM
thanks Ryan now people know it not just a nice place for the views there is a lot of work that needs to be done up there every day to keep that place going
i can say the storm window's are heavy Brad and my self put them in this fall ,we had to bring 1/2 of them up from the bunk room

Brad
05-25-2011, 01:08 PM
And in response to Stacey's parting comment on the web site - all the best in your future endeavors - and we thank you for all you have given to the Observatory and to us.

Snow Miser
05-25-2011, 01:27 PM
Good luck Stacey!!! Keep in touch from time to time. :)

KathyC
05-26-2011, 04:58 AM
Good Luck to you Stacey...

KathyC
06-02-2011, 08:48 PM
The picture of the ice in todays comments looks refreshing. Today was nice, but the last few days have been terrible hot and humid down here..

Brad
06-23-2011, 09:16 PM
Ryan, your photo today of the 3 sunsets is fantastic.

BAXTERCA2
06-23-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks for starting this Brad....

Just a fantastic image Ryan....and yes, it looks a bit like something from Star Wars but, that's to be expected...

Thanks for all your hard work on this.

Charlie
06-24-2011, 02:51 PM
when i looked at the picture before i read the comment i was like what the . that is a very cool picture and like you said with the weather up there would take some time before it can be done again

Snow Miser
06-24-2011, 04:07 PM
Your photo is really cool!!! Glad that after five years you were finally able to put it together. It's amazing how it shows the difference between winter and summer. Thanks for posting it for all us to see.

KathyC
06-25-2011, 05:41 AM
I Loved the picture too..:D

Brad
08-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Very nice description of the hail storm and lightening. Thanks Mike.

BAXTERCA2
08-04-2011, 05:51 AM
Thanks for heads up on the meteor shower Ryan K ~
I'll get my blanket and bucket o' wishes ready...just need a clear sky and the right location now....

BAXTERCA2
08-08-2011, 07:10 PM
Yet another purrfect Observer Comments tonight....well done, well done

Snow Miser
08-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Yes Marty, purr-fect comments today! Glad you are making an apurr-ance for all those purr-sistent tourists who purr-sue you and try to pet you and make me purr-form. You are the summit mascot after all. And your fans adore you. >^..^<

KathyC
08-09-2011, 05:16 PM
I Love Marty!!:D

Anna LeBlanc
08-14-2011, 09:11 PM
I Love Marty!!:D

What a great little guy Marty is!!!!

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Anna

Neil
09-22-2011, 10:24 AM
With respect to today's comment about clouds/fog:

Not sure I really agree that there is some fundamental difference between fog and cloud. Furthermore I don't really follow what the argument is for there being a difference. Seems like the comment suggests that the forcing for the microphysical processes that generate hydrometeors (e.g. cloud droplets), must come from the surface? But again I don't really follow that...
To me that just makes it a boundary layer cloud. After all the forcing for fair weather cumulus arises as thermals from the surface...
Why is it not sufficient to simply say that a cloud occurring at the surface is called fog? Which is after all an arbitrary and semantic distinction. Is there truly something special about fog?

Discuss.

sdways01
09-22-2011, 10:59 AM
With respect to today's comment about clouds/fog:

Not sure I really agree that there is some fundamental difference between fog and cloud. Furthermore I don't really follow what the argument is for there being a difference. Seems like the comment suggests that the forcing for the microphysical processes that generate hydrometeors (e.g. cloud droplets), must come from the surface? But again I don't really follow that...
To me that just makes it a boundary layer cloud. After all the forcing for fair weather cumulus arises as thermals from the surface...
Why is it not sufficient to simply say that a cloud occurring at the surface is called fog? Which is after all an arbitrary and semantic distinction. Is there truly something special about fog?

Discuss.

I get your point that fog is basically a low cloud and that is more or less how I have looked at it for years. I think the comment was more about teaching you the specifics about what fog actually is, the different forms of it, and how it comes to be made (not just a cloud that that blew down to a lower level).

BAXTERCA2
10-16-2011, 07:39 PM
Hi RK
Nice contrast photo "winter weather on the higher summits and fall weather in the valleys"...
I also like how you smoothly referenced the KR 5 Stages...I think I went through all 5 today myself :)

BAXTERCA2
12-27-2011, 10:24 AM
Nice set of photo's RK in your 12/25/11 and 12/26/11 comments.

12/25 ~ love the summit sign and summit cairn
12/26 ~ West is always my favorite view

Charlie
12-30-2011, 09:14 PM
Scot very good year for the OBS and thanks for taking us along
It was a very good ride and lets hope the ride gets better in 2012

Brad
01-02-2012, 09:13 AM
The New Years Eve dinner event looks to have been a success. Lots of smiling faces in the group photo - great weather - and the menu looked wonderful. Thanks to Ed and Marc for helping to put this on for the group!

I had heard beforehand that family and friends got to be taste testers for Marc as he was trying things out for this. A mutual friend got in on the tasting and loved it all.

TrishandAlex
01-03-2012, 06:36 AM
One of these years I would LOVE to be up there on New Year's Eve...

Brad
01-05-2012, 03:54 PM
Today's comment is great. She is back! One more time Becca lands standing on her feet on the summit.

Snow Miser
01-05-2012, 04:02 PM
Today's comment is great. She is back! One more time Becca lands standing on her feet on the summit.

They certainly are. Congratulations on your new position Rebecca!

Charlie
01-05-2012, 07:49 PM
yes she is back

KathyC
05-23-2012, 04:11 AM
Good Job on the Comments Bob!!! :D

CHRIS
05-23-2012, 06:48 AM
Awesome job on your comments today Bob. I would love to see a lightning storm up there.

BAXTERCA2
05-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Job well done.....nice to see you both on Saturday. Thanks for donating to my Seek the Peak fund

Snow Miser
05-24-2012, 07:41 AM
Thank you Kathy, Chris and Karen! I really appreciate your nice comments. Spending a week on the summit volunteering for the OBS is an awesome experience. Karen, it was so nice that you came up to visit on the Auto Road opening day. And Kathy, glad all of us could get together last night in Jackson. It was nice to see you and Walter.

KathyC
05-24-2012, 09:58 PM
It was fun Bob, and we don't live that far from each other... : )

I hope that you made it back to PA safe.

Anna LeBlanc
05-25-2012, 08:06 AM
Loved reading your comment Bob!I know you'll be back for another week as soon as you can!Marty must be missing you two being up there already;)

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Anna

Snow Miser
05-25-2012, 08:39 PM
Thank you Anna! It was an honor to be able to write the comments for that day. It's something I never thought I would get to do. And Marty was just the coolest cat during the week. :)

KathyC
06-09-2012, 06:04 AM
I'm really loving all of the Marty pictures and comments lately.. :D

Anna LeBlanc
06-12-2012, 12:22 PM
He's the star of the show Kathy! ;)


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Anna