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9 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series
Breaking the Ice: The First Winter Scientific Expedition to Mount Washington
Dr. Peter Crane, Curator, Gladys Brooks Memorial Library, Mount Washington Observatory
This winter marks the 150th anniversary of the Huntington-Hitchcock Expedition, which was the first to spend a winter atop Mount Washington. Led by two geologists, the 1870-1871 adventure occupied the summit to explore and document the mountain's remarkable winter weather. The expedition paved the way for the U.S. Signal Service weather station on the summit, and served as the inspiration for re-occupying the summit by the Mount Washington Observatory in 1932.
16 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series
7pm: The Other End of the Thermometer: Weather at the Hottest Place on Earth
Dan Berc, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Las Vegas, Nevada Office
With a temperature of 134F, recorded on July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California holds the record for the highest reliably recorded surface temperature on Earth. Join Meteorologist Dan Berc as he explores the climate of Death Valley, the history behind the world record, the instrumentation used to measure extreme heat over the years, and the process for certifying extreme weather measurements.
13 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series
7pm: Weather or Not: Understanding the Higher Summits Forecast
Ty Gagne, Author, CEO of Primex; Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Staff Meteorologist, Mount Washington Observatory
Have you ever experienced weather in the White Mountains that was completely different than what you expected? Was it warm and sunny one minute and sleeting the next? Have you found yourself in a weather situation that you were not properly equipped for? You're not alone! Join Weather Observer/Staff Meteorologist Ryan Knapp and Author/Risk Professional Ty Gagne as they discuss effective strategies for interpreting and implementing the Higher Summits forecast in your trip planning.
Ongoing - October 2020 - May 2021
Home of the World's Worst Weather - Virtual Classroom
Connect Live via Zoom - Mondays, 11:15 am (EST)
Presented by Mount Washington Observatory Weather Observers
Join each Monday to view varying programs focused on a particular topic in weather and climate such as air masses or fronts, or how extreme winds are measured. MWO's summit scientists will take roughly 20 minutes to share their knowledge in addition to the latest conditions and forecast from high above tree line, followed by a Q&A session.