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    I posted my weather assessment/forecast...

    I posted my weather assessment/forecast discussion in todays higher summits page: http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit_forecast.php.
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    Looking at weather models, no time soon. Maybe,...

    Looking at weather models, no time soon. Maybe, and that is a big MAYBE, one or two days this upcoming July 5-7th weekend. However, long range models have a Bermuda High anchored off the eastern...
  3. Thread: Tentsite...

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    Best bet is keep your skin covered with light...

    Best bet is keep your skin covered with light weight long sleeves and pants but if you prefer to have skin exposed, do your homework on natural or chemical type bug sprays. Bugs in the White...
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    Unfortunately, there isn't a set date to when...

    Unfortunately, there isn't a set date to when snow typically starts. The summit, can, and has, received measurable snow during every month of the year. But, with that being said, you are least...
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    I will start by saying that whatever I am about...

    I will start by saying that whatever I am about to say is not an “official” MWO forecast. It is a personal preliminary forecast that I will do since it is something I have done in past STP events...
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    Just a reminder that if you ascend from the west...

    Just a reminder that if you ascend from the west and descend on the east for the party, please make sure you have a way to get back to your car on the western side of the mountain - either by foot...
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    First, let me preface my response by saying "0"...

    First, let me preface my response by saying "0" sunshine minutes does not mean it was necessarily "inclement weather", nor was it continuously foggy, continuously cloudy, continuously snowing,...
  8. Thread: Tentsite...

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    There is no legal camping on Mount Washington -...

    There is no legal camping on Mount Washington - or anywhere else above tree line for that matter; which, if you have hiked the Presidential Range (or do some google image searching) is most, if not...
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    I dug into it a bit more looking at the WMNF - 9...

    I dug into it a bit more looking at the WMNF - 9 months after Irene page update, and it does appear that the Jewell Spur Trail...
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    June 9th, our hourly average winds were 50-70 mph...

    June 9th, our hourly average winds were 50-70 mph from midnight until 6 am then were 40-55 mph until 4 pm when they decreased to 30-40 mph. But, down lower, they were likely a bit less than these...
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    I will start by working backwards. The warmest...

    I will start by working backwards. The warmest month, statistically is July followed by August. This can be seen on our Normals, Means and Extremes page...
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    Welcome Habskater11! I recently posted in a...

    Welcome Habskater11!

    I recently posted in a thread about the various ways we and others forecast sites produce our numbers and what is the best method to start looking at what the weather might be...
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    Sorry for your disappointment and frustration at...

    Sorry for your disappointment and frustration at the development of the summit.

    I can?t speak for all parties involved but the Mount Washington Observatory has had a presence on the summit since...
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    Sorry for the lack of response to your thread. ...

    Sorry for the lack of response to your thread. In this day and age, more and more people seem to be ditching our forum postings and relying on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MWObs). So,...
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    Thanks for bringing this up and sorry about the...

    Thanks for bringing this up and sorry about the inconvenience. I am not sure what the solution is or where the problem might lie. It could be a momentary hiccup, but if it persists, please let us...
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    Yes, the NWS (a subset of NOAA) has the short...

    Yes, the NWS (a subset of NOAA) has the short term forecast which, like I already mentioned, is provided here: http://www.weather.gov/view/validProds.php?prod=REC&node=KGYX which forecasts for all...
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    It varies from day to day and system to system. ...

    It varies from day to day and system to system. Like I mentioned, NWS in Gray, ME is forecasting for most of NH and a significant portion of the western part of ME. Anyone living in these areas...
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    Charlie, I'm not really sure the whole set up...

    Charlie, I'm not really sure the whole set up behind archiving the pics. It was never an OBS idea/task/duty but we were fortunate enough to have a great individual donate time, coding, and site...
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    Good question David. The higher summits outlook...

    Good question David. The higher summits outlook is defined as peaks over 4000 feet in NH but the forecast itself is centered on Mount Washington since the numbers we use are for the summit station. ...
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    I checked with State Park and none of them found...

    I checked with State Park and none of them found anything nor did they get anything turned in. I double checked with everyone here at the Obs and nothing was seen. I also walked around every...
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    No one at the Observatory saw your axe. I just...

    No one at the Observatory saw your axe. I just checked the "wall" that I think you were referring to and didn't see anything. I will check again at daybreak though. And I will double check with...
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    It is a company called NEMO...

    It is a company called NEMO (http://www.nemoequipment.com/) who are testing some of their equipment up here with us here at the Observatory. But no one get any ideas - camping isn't allowed anywhere...
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    The person you are referring to on that date...

    The person you are referring to on that date would be our Museum Attendant, Erin. I'm glad to hear that you were able to not only get a picture of Marty but also meet him. Usually the cat is hiding...
  24. Thread: Middlecast?

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    No term that I am aware of. Clouds above are...

    No term that I am aware of. Clouds above are overcast, under undercast and at our level, fog. If the layer below us is know to be fog, we call it PTCHY VLY FG_dir in the remarks. This reads as...
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    No seismic equipment up here; no real need for it...

    No seismic equipment up here; no real need for it except those once in a lifetime sort of events. Nothing was felt here but some in Bar Harbor have reported it. It's not only the distance that...
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