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Bill O
03-15-2007, 09:47 AM
Looks like a decent storm is heading up the coast on Friday, with colder air moving into the region this afternoon.

This has the potential be the biggest storm of the season for Mount Washington, and maybe even New York City.

Hopefully we can jump right back into winter.

Mike D
03-15-2007, 10:25 AM
New winter: mid-January to mid-April.

I guess I should be happy I bought that extra cord of wood so late in the season.

Brad
03-15-2007, 11:32 AM
Hmmm - sitting at Dulles airport waiting for a flight to come in. Deciding whether we should drive up to Maine tonight. I would love to be there for the storm....

kaseri
03-15-2007, 12:32 PM
I'm REALLY hoping for some snow to fall. I'll be climbing Washington on Monday & staying at the OBS for the night. Having some nice snow will make the climb that much more enjoyable.

rockin rex
03-15-2007, 02:50 PM
Hmmm - sitting at Dulles airport waiting for a flight to come in. Deciding whether we should drive up to Maine tonight. I would love to be there for the storm....

Drive quick. They are saying huge dump in New England starting tommorrow morning. If you leave early enough you will just make it. Been watching the weather all day. Should be biggest storm of the season if the weather channel is correct. Maine would be a great place to be riding out this storm.
"Let it snow"!!!!!!!!

Soulburner
03-16-2007, 11:30 AM
Yeah, me I go to the summit tuesday and I hope there will be a big storm on the top to see a white summit, not a gray-rock summit

Nutmeg Weatherman
03-16-2007, 03:44 PM
In CT it was in the 60's the other day and today we are getting a ton of snow....gotta love that New England weather......wait 5 minutes it will change...:)

Brad
03-16-2007, 05:07 PM
Poof - I am in Maine waiting for the snow to arrive. It should start soon.

Bill O
03-16-2007, 07:17 PM
I just drove back from Vermont. What a shame to leave before they get slammed by snow. We ran into heavy snow around Springfield, MA then mostly sleet south of Hartford. Still sleeting along the coast of CT with temps still falling.

A few hours ago I noticed the summit was reporting freezing drizzle at a temp of +5F. Amazing warm layer just above the peak.

After this weeks major thaw and rain I worry that the damage to the snowpack will be irreparable. It's going to be very difficult to get snow to stick to anything. The joys of a New England winter.

bridey
03-17-2007, 12:13 AM
wanted to "run" up to whites to catch snow, but sleet tonight begs to keep us in...midnight now outside newhaven, and roads have been sleety/icy mess for hours...happy st. patrick's day...

Bill O
03-17-2007, 05:54 AM
Does anybody know what happened on the summit? Their last ob into the NWS was at 10pm on the 16th, and their current conditions stopped reporting at 10:30pm. Webcams down too. Total meltdown of data coming from the top.

Could be a bad internet outage, but usually data gets to the NWS and they haven't had any updates.

SummitStaff
03-17-2007, 10:10 AM
Does anybody know what happened on the summit? Their last ob into the NWS was at 10pm on the 16th, and their current conditions stopped reporting at 10:30pm. Webcams down too. Total meltdown of data coming from the top.

Could be a bad internet outage, but usually data gets to the NWS and they haven't had any updates.

The weather caused a rare communication meltdown overnight...

Here's what you missed:

METAR KMWN 171356Z 14030KT 1/16SM -PL FZFG VV000 M05/M05 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 171256Z 14038KT 1/16SM PL BLSN FZFG VV000 M07/M07 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

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METAR KMWN 171057Z 13043G51KT 1/16SM -PL BLSN FZFG VV000 M11/M11 RMK SNSGEPLB20 VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170958Z 13051G56KT 1/16SM SNSG BLSN FZFG VV000 M11/M11 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170854Z 12048G63KT 1/16SM SNSG BLSN FZFG VV000 M13/M13 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170756Z 12048G69KT 1/16SM SGSN BLSN FZFG VV001 M15/M15 RMK SGB20 PRESFR VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170653Z 10048G59KT 1/16SM SN BLSN FZFG VV002 M17/M17 RMK PRESFR VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170553Z 12044G60KT 1/8SM SN BLSN FZFG VV002 M15/M15 RMK PRESFR VRY LGT ICG 60016 931012 11131 21162 NNNN

METAR KMWN 170553Z 12044G60KT 1/8SM SN BLSN FZFG VV002 M15/M15 RMK PRESFR VRY LGT ICG 60016 931012 11131 21162 NNNN

METAR KMWN 170452Z 13044G55KT 3/16SM SN BLSN FZFG VV002 M16/M16 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170353Z 12053G61KT 0SM -SN BLSN FZFG VV000 M15/M15 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170254Z 12058G70KT 0SM -SN BLSN FZFG VV000 M14/M14 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170148Z 12058G68KT 1/16SM -SN BLSN FZFG VV000 M16/M16 RMK SGE15 VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 170052Z 08056G65KT 1/16SM -SNSG BLSN FZFG VV001 M16/M16 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 162354Z 09045G56KT 1/16SM -SGSN BLSN FZFG VV001 M15/M15 RMK VRY LGT ICG 60004 4/005 931005 11108 21165 NNNN

METAR KMWN 162257Z 09039G46KT 1/4SM -SGSN DRSN FZFG VV003 M15/M15 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 162257Z 09039G46KT 1/4SM -SGSN DRSN FZFG VV003 M15/M15 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

METAR KMWN 162159Z 08033KT 3/8SM SGSN DRSN VV004 M15/M16 RMK NNNN

METAR KMWN 162058Z 09027G31KT 1/2SM SNSG DRSN VV005 M14/M16 RMK SNSGB05 NNNN

Bill O
03-17-2007, 10:17 AM
By the looks of it we didn't miss much. Some disappointing snow totals from the summit, as usual in these storms. Quite an amazing warm up as well.

I figured it was an internet problem, but I was thinking worse. I remember a cold February morning when the webcams froze, the current conditions went blank and the NWS didn't get any data. The next thing I know I was reading about MWN on the national news.

Steve M
03-25-2007, 12:07 PM
Well, only a couple of inches for the summit today but sure has whitened things up again. Too bad it will all melt away tomorrow when the rain sets in. Up and down the rollercoaster we go I guess.;)

Arthur Dent
03-25-2007, 02:13 PM
The problem was apparently caused by moisture getting into some RF connectors at the top of the tower when the temps went above freezing on the weekend. There are a couple of adapters outside near the antenna that convert from one size coax to another and they weren't totally waterproof. This coax feeds the antenna for the internet wireless link to the valley and was down till about 8:30pm on the 17th.