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More Warm Weather This Week

December 13, 2011; 5:07 PM ET

Although the majority of this past shift (from 12-7 to 12-14) has been much more seasonable that recent shifts, it looks like the trend for the rest of this week is going to be back toward unseasonable temperatures. Luckily, it doesn't look as unseasonable as the beginning of December, which saw several days of average daily temperatures running about 20 degrees above average. In fact, as of the writing of this entry, the average temperature for the month of December is about 11 degrees above average. Obviously, there is quite a bit of the month left to go and that number will undoubtedly change, but it's still a significant number.

Temperatures will spike on Thursday near the freezing mark, and any precipitation that comes through with this next storm will start as snow, transition to mixed bag, and then back to snow. By this coming weekend, temperatures will be flirting with the zero mark rather than the freezing mark.

Tomorrow will be yet another shift change accomplished by just using our 4WD van with chains on the tires. Typically by this time of year we have already used our snow tractor on several occasions. I can only hope that by the time I return to the mountain next Wednesday, my ride up will involve the snow tractor for at least a portion of the 8-mile Mount Washington Auto Road.

Usually, I use Tuesday evenings to post pictures from my most recent shift on the mountain. However this time, I am sorry to say that I did not take a single picture all week. That was partially because we didn't have many good opportunities for photos. Hopefully next shift I will have something to share with you!

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