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    The 10:00 PM Conditions page was just posted. The wind seems to have peaked and the temp has leveled out. Wind chill of 14 degrees in August!

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    but we will see in the morning how cold it gets when the wind picks up
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    Amazingly, some places in Michigan have been recording temps below freezing just recently, too. Spincich Lake, Stonington, and Champion, MI, all recorded 28 this morning, and several others came in under 32.

    Of course, some mountainous places in ID and MT have recorded some sub-freezing temps throughout the summer. Embarrass, Minnesota, recorded 33 on 8/16.

    However, even counting the mountain spots, if MW can get to 25, I think it'll be the first place in the lower 48 to record a temp that low since Mammoth Lakes, CA, recorded 20 on June 7.

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    First of all, I suppose I should introduce myself since this is my first post on the forums. My name is Brian Clark and I am one of the observers on the summit.

    Anyways, it didn't get as cold last night as we had thought it would. The temperature also took a lot longer to get below freezing than we had anticipated. Still, we tied the record low for August 19th this morning. I measured a 6 hour minumum temperature of 29.1 degrees at the 7 a.m. synoptic observation. A low of 29 degrees on August 19th was last recorded in 1958.

    Yesterday, we reached a low of 29.9 degrees, a mere 0.5 degrees away from tying the daily record low for August 18th, also 29 degrees.

    A peak wind gust was recorded out of the N at 94 mph yesterday. This is the highest wind gust we have seen all summer. There were also several other gusts that exceeded 92 mph.

    All in all, not bad for August! I was already anxious for winter to set in up here and this certainly hasn't helped!

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    it is still strange how cold it is up there 34* in august
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk
    it is still strange how cold it is up there 34* in august
    i think i need to be a full time care taker up there
    I am sure that you take a lot to be taken care of. Wouldn't you be a "caregiver"?
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    yes ......
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    Default Hiking on Saturday

    I have been on this forum asking about hiking with kids (four kids, three adults, and 1/2 the hike with Jake from Lakes). Well, we hiked through this Saturday from Mizpah hut to Lakes and it was scary. We had to hit the ground numerous times to stop from being blow over. I'll have a full report very soon with no pictures of the 5 mile hike because we couldn't see anything. The hut staff was great! Unfortunately, we didn't summit the mountain Sunday morning as everyone was tired and worn out. WE WILL BE BACK as we did have a great time!
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    My Dad and I hiked on Saturday and I can attest to the scary weather. We did the Amm. to the Lake of the Clouds Hut, then braved the Crawford path the rest of the way to the summit. The last stretch was insane-it was hailing, the wind was pushing us around, and we could barely see one cairn from the next- but we made it to the summit! After we warmed up and ate, we headed back down the Crawford path, took the gulfside to the cog, followed the cog down where they are working on making something (new powerlines I think) untill it caught up with the Jewell which we took down. The wind was blowing in our faces the whole way down untill we got below the tree line.

    It made for an awesome experience. After the Hut, you just had to push yourself, mentally and physically, because the weather was getting worse and worse as you approached the summit, and you were getting wetter and colder and being pelted by hail. Going down it was easier because you knew the weather was getting better as you went down.

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    Glad to hear you made it and are safe. That can be a tough time up there above treeline. I am sure the visibility was almost zero.
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