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JimS
11-28-2009, 05:39 AM
I'm at my parents house in NJ and it sounds like a night on Washington here...so it's no suprise that with this nor'easter coming close to the mountains now, it just gusted to 137 already! Winds aren't forecast to peak until 7am to 10am!

Interesting morning for them up there!

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KathyC
11-28-2009, 09:09 AM
Hi Jim..

Besides seeing your parents and family, don't you hate leaving NH to come to NJ, is this where you are from?

I'm in North Jersey and yes it is very windy, peoples garbage cans are flying all over the street.

Bill O
11-28-2009, 09:14 AM
Only gusting to 30 in VT right now, but I just saw a gust over 50mph at White Plains in NY.

Yesterday's snow on MWN made a big dent in their deficit for November.

Brad
11-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Stacey posted at 8AM - "23.8" of snow being blown around by winds gusting well over 100 mph and a peak of 137 mph!"

Snow Miser
11-28-2009, 11:21 AM
In Mary Ellen's comments on Friday she says she hasn't yet experienced winds over the century mark. At 137 MPH, I think her wish has more than come true.

Moxie
11-28-2009, 01:26 PM
I'm the volunteer this week. I was hoping for this. My previous high wind was 86 mph. Got my first butt slide on the deck this morning, Check out the ObsCast later. Just came down from the instrument tower to (watch) the deicing. I was on top for a 109 gust.

redthorne
11-28-2009, 06:54 PM
That must be quite the experience. Been blowing around pretty hard down here in Western MA. "Hard" being relative to local conditions, of course.

Anna LeBlanc
11-28-2009, 08:31 PM
I'm the volunteer this week. I was hoping for this. My previous high wind was 86 mph. Got my first butt slide on the deck this morning, Check out the ObsCast later. Just came down from the instrument tower to (watch) the deicing. I was on top for a 109 gust.


Did anyone get into the Century Club today?


____________

Anna

Moxie
11-29-2009, 08:25 AM
No - the crew said it is almost impossible to do with NW winds - West are best. It was also very gusty - 75mph could turn into 120 in a hurry. But - it sure was one of those once in a lifetime experiences. The force of the wind and the noise and the feel of the ice pellets were just incredible. I was in the Coast Guard and have been at sea in New England nor'easters and a Cat 1 hurricane off Hatteras. Yesterday was right up there as far a extreme weather is concerned, for sure.

Snow Miser
11-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Moxie, that must have been an incredible experience!

HeyRay
11-30-2009, 03:21 PM
We hiked up to baldface shelter friday afternoon in the rain, Snow at the shelter at sunset, accumulated to about 4' overnight. Not enough snow for snow shoes and the ice was to thin for crampons so we did not continue saturday morning.
Instead we just camped and in the early afternoon I was watching a series of snow devils rise on the slab above the shelter when one all of a sudden formed into a tornado. I had time to tell my friend to look and he saw it also, about 50 high and 15 wide on the ground. The sound was very loud like ripping the atmosphere open for about 3 seconds and then it blew itself out.
Saturday night the 28th was sleepless the howling winds were extremely unnerving. We thought for sure trees would be down all around us.
Sunday morning we travel up a few hundred feet and realized what we thought, no way to the summit, to slippery.
Our trip down from the shelter revealed 8 large down trees across the trail. We removed alot of small stuff and had to go around several. Overall a great trip and great expierence. We will return and do this ridge another day.
Ray Heyse:cool:

mtruman
12-02-2009, 08:15 AM
Welcome to the forums Ray!

Sounds like pretty scary time to be up there. Saturday night was definitely wild! Glad the trip turned out well.

Snow Miser
12-02-2009, 12:31 PM
Welcome to the forums Ray!

It's hiking trips like that that will stick in your memory for along time. It sounds like it was quite an experience. That's for sharing.:)

TrishandAlex
12-03-2009, 07:47 AM
Wow, Ray -- great description of your overnight. Glad everyone kept save.