Mt Washington Observatory’s Mesonet Weather Stations in 3D

It has been my pleasure to work as a volunteer for the MWObs, assisting Peter Gagne, IT Manager, installing, trouble-shooting, and maintaining remote weather stations on the Westside of Mount Washington, as well as other locations in the White Mountain region. I first met Pete at MWAC’s first ESAW conference, hosted by the MWObs in their WDC. The Obs had added a weather station on their Mesonet Google map, but had not yet installed the equipment on the summit of Cannon Mountain, a mountain I’ve hiked & skied for 50 years. I volunteered to help Pete get that running, and to assist with the intermittent data broadcasts from the Cog Railway Halfway House at 4500 feet on the Westside of Mount Washington. He thought batteries dis-charging while solar panels were covered with snows for several days might be responsible, so I volunteered to periodically clear the snow off the Halfway House roof solar panels… Pete was eventually successful in resolving the solar panel battery charging issues, and showed his appreciation by nominating me as the MWObs “Volunteer of the Year” in 2012.

Click the “MWObs” button to turn on the Mesonet Weather Stations overlay.
Click the “Summit” button to turn on the Current Summit Conditions overlay.



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