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SummitStaff
01-07-2007, 02:24 PM
The observers get many questions about looking up data on a particular day that someone has hiked the mountain. There are a few great links to find this data at, and we hope that this helps quell curiosities.

First off, Plymouth State provides a Meteogram of the raw data, every hour back to 1998. The link is:
http://vortex.plymouth.edu/statlog-u.html
The station ID for MWO is 'KMWN'

For a little less technical graph of the data, try this site:
http://www.wx.rutgers.edu/sfc/obs.shtml
Again, 'KMWN' is the ID, and single line decoding is very easy for everyone to understand.

Hope this helps, now everyone can find records of their favorite/least favorite days on the summit.

~SummitStaff

understand
06-25-2007, 04:14 PM
Could anybody tell me how to post a question?

Bill O
06-25-2007, 04:51 PM
Could anybody tell me how to post a question?

I think you just did. There's a bit of a delay for new posters, but once you get approved your new threads and replies will appear instantly.

Mike D
06-25-2007, 11:24 PM
Yup, go for it.


Could anybody tell me how to post a question?

Steve M
08-11-2007, 08:14 AM
The observers get many questions about looking up data on a particular day that someone has hiked the mountain. There are a few great links to find this data at, and we hope that this helps quell curiosities.

First off, Plymouth State provides a Meteogram of the raw data, every hour back to 1998. The link is:
http://vortex.plymouth.edu/statlog-u.html
The station ID for MWO is 'KMWN'

For a little less technical graph of the data, try this site:
http://www.wx.rutgers.edu/sfc/obs.shtml
Again, 'KMWN' is the ID, and single line decoding is very easy for everyone to understand.

Hope this helps, now everyone can find records of their favorite/least favorite days on the summit.

~SummitStaff
Another good way to see the weather on the day you have hiked is to go to the MWO archived webcam images that Brad has been keeping up with.
http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/2007/
You can find the date you climbed and go through the whole day of images from all five cameras and see the weather. Thanks Brad for taking the time to give us this valuable information.

BigE
07-04-2008, 09:56 AM
Summit Staff:

I very much appreciate the daily weather statement on your web page, however, being a stickler for detail, could you please tell me where the observations are taken and for what area they are valid?

Thanks, BigE

JimS
07-04-2008, 10:55 AM
Summit Staff:

I very much appreciate the daily weather statement on your web page, however, being a stickler for detail, could you please tell me where the observations are taken and for what area they are valid?

Thanks, BigE

BigE,

I'm not sure that I understand the question, and before I come off sounding like a smart a.., note that I will come back upon further clarification and try again. So my point that needs clarification, do you mean the forecasts, or the observations themselves.

So here goes:
The observations are taken on or within a specified short distance from the summit station (the tower for wind, the observation deck for all other observations), and are valid ONLY at the location that they are taken.

Microclimatic variations necessitate that consistency of measurement is important, as weather conditions can vary greatly. As long as you measure apples to apples, you are getting good data.

The forecasts generated are verified at the summit station, but are put out for areas above treeline in the WMNF.

Brad
07-04-2008, 08:18 PM
Another good way to see the weather on the day you have hiked is to go to the MWO archived webcam images that Brad has been keeping up with.
http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/2007/
You can find the date you climbed and go through the whole day of images from all five cameras and see the weather. Thanks Brad for taking the time to give us this valuable information.
You are welcome. I try to keep it running all the time but there are some gaps. The process has been more stable recently.

Knapper
07-05-2008, 02:33 AM
Summit Staff:

I very much appreciate the daily weather statement on your web page, however, being a stickler for detail, could you please tell me where the observations are taken and for what area they are valid?

Thanks, BigE

You will have to be more specific but JimS has nailed down everything I got from your question. But if you are still confused, reword your question and we will try to answer it better. Your question asks two seperate things we produce, a daily weather statement (forecast) and observations (METAR) so there is some confusion.

Brad
07-05-2008, 10:09 AM
One thing some folks (me included) forget is the Conditions image has the 2-day summit forecast at the bottom of the image. this can be handy as we look back for past conditions.

aaron133
07-26-2008, 01:06 AM
In my playgroup class we have been operational on weather for a week now. Every year I have the kids create a climate book. I see a rain looking at me. I write gas cloud at the top and the other line at base of the page. For haze I use blue paper and the brood use white paint to make clouds by squishing the paint on the page. I usually use clouds, rain, wind, sun, snow, lightning and rainbow depending on where you live. It is truly nice to have a book for each one child to take home and we can read them as a class at the end.
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aaron
Addiction Recovery Washington (http://www.addictionrecovery.net/washington )

aaron133
07-26-2008, 01:11 AM
In my playgroup class we have been operational on weather for a week now. Every year I have the kids create a climate book. I see a rain looking at me. I write gas cloud at the top and the other line at base of the page. For haze I use blue paper and the brood use white paint to make clouds by squishing the paint on the page. I usually use clouds, rain, wind, sun, snow, lightning and rainbow depending on where you live.
_________________________________
aaron
Addiction Recovery Washington (http://www.addictionrecovery.net/washington )

bosco41
06-24-2009, 05:57 PM
is there still snow on tucks does any one know if they opened it yet

serlyp
01-07-2011, 11:07 AM
I was also wondering how to make a post but found the answer here. Thanks!

JOBrent0
06-25-2013, 12:02 AM
It would be fun to hike in a good weather but, it will be a challenge if it's not. What will you choose? I choose the second one, another adventure on hiking! :D

kaicheng107
07-02-2013, 10:51 PM
If it was me I would choose to hike with a mixed of good and bad weather, to be more specified it be always prepare for bad weather and scales the mountain, which will result in a feel of bad weather and good weather. That is what I think of it.