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Bill O
11-04-2006, 10:39 PM
If you're like me you probably can't wait until the Daily Morning Report gets published to see how much snow Mount Washington received.

You are in luck because MWO reports snowfall every 6 hours at 00,06,12 and 18z. All you need to do is learn the code. On the Mount Washington website look for the METAR code located beneath the summit conditions. Towards the end of that code look for a 6 digit number beginning with "931." That "931" indicates the 6 hour snowfall is going to follow in the next 3 digits.

The following three numbers represent the snowfall in inches and tenths. For example: 931012 means that 1.2 inches of snow fell; 931002 means 0.2 inches of snow. I think 931000 or 931/// indicates a trace.

If you don't see any 931 codes then no snow fell or this is not an hour where snow is reported. If you think that is exciting you'd be amazed at what all those other numbers mean.

Brad
11-05-2006, 05:43 AM
Bill,

What web page are you referring to? The Daily Morning report for today is at http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit.php

The data seems to be readible by a non-weatherguy like me.



Sunday, November 5, 2006
5:28 AM

Conditions at 5:28 AM

Weather: Light Snow
Temperature: 7°F
Wind: 32mph
Visibility: 10 miles
Relative Humidity: 80%
Station Pressue: 23.90" steady
Ground Conditions: 9" Snow and Ice

24 Hour Statistics

Maximum Temperature: 12°F
Minimum Temperature: 6°F
Peak Wind Gust: W 83mph
Average Wind Speed: 57.3 mph
Liquid Precipitation: .13
Snowfall: .6

Almanac Data

Record High: 48°F (1948, 1950, 1961)
Record Low: -2°F (1933, 1965)
Average Daily Temperature: 24°F
Average Monthly Melted Precipitation: 10.49
Average Monthly Snowfall: 40.80
Total Snowfall So Far This Month: 6.3
Average Monthly Winds: 40.5
Sunrise: 06:21
Sunset: 4:35

tkahike
11-05-2006, 06:08 AM
I know they want to draw traffic in to the site, but I would love to have the daily report emailed to me.

Bill O
11-05-2006, 09:34 AM
Bill,

What web page are you referring to? The Daily Morning report for today is at http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit.php

The data seems to be readible by a non-weatherguy like me.

No, of course the daily morning report includes snowfall, but that only gets updated ever 24 hours. You need to look for the raw METAR code. I believe clicking on the "Weather" tab will bring up the METAR:

Weather (http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/)

It's the mess of letters and numbers that usually looks like this:


ZCZC PWMMTRMWN TTAA00 KGYX 051349 METAR KMWN 051349Z 30030KT 1/8SM FZFG SCT/// SCT000 SCT020 SCT100 SCT200 M12/M12 RMK VIS 1/8V70 FZFG SCT000 SCT000 V BKN BBLO SCT ALQDS FZFG INTMT VRY LGT ICG NNNN

This example does not include any snowfall data.

Brad
11-05-2006, 05:42 PM
It is funny how one gets used to certain things. I am used to a pull-down on a web page and not clicking on the item itself. So, when I go to the weather tab, I do not recall ever clicking on the word "weather". So, I have never seen that data. I will have to watch for it.

Thanks.

There are several pages on the site it would be nice to include in the RSS function. Then the page gets sent to you whenever it changes. I use that for the Observer Comments. Having this data come through RSS would be nice.