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Record snowfall on Mt. Washington

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From the AP:

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. -- While much of New Hampshire has been concerned with record rainfall, snow has made this a record-breaking month atop Mount Washington.

Weather observer Jim Salge said that the summit has seen 72 inches of snow in the last 10 days, nearly a quarter of the amount that falls there in a year.

So far this month, records have been set for the most snow and ice on the ground in October -- 43.1 inches -- and the most snowfall in a 24-hour period in October -- 25.7 inches. That record was set Wednesday, breaking another 24-hour October snowfall record set last week.

This was also the wettest October on record with a fraction under 28 inches of liquid equivalent, meaning rain and melted snow.

The Mt. Washington observer's log has been talking about this for a while now. I wish I were there! For those who don't know, mountain meteorology is becoming a focus of my research work. For those of you who can't create a professional excuse, New Hampshire Public Television is having an auction where you can buy a ride up in the winter. For those of you looking for a cheaper trip that actually lasts overnight and is very educational, check out their EduTrips.

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