Records are falling left and right on the highest mountain in the Northeast. Just 8 days after a 25.5 inch October 17 snowstorm broke the 36-year-old October single day snowfall record, the record fell again on October 25 with a 27.5 inch tally. A class 5 avalanche advisory was issued as well yesterday. Wow.
The all-time single month (any month) precipitation record has also gone by the wayside. There has been 27.85 inches of combined rain/snow precipitation so far this month.
I've been a bit under the weather for the past month or so but am now getting caught up. Here's some additional storm info and the big snows that occurred when Wilma going up the coast from Florida slammed into the season's first big cold front.
-- Brasstown Bald had snow
-- Newfound Gap was closed by Clingmans
-- Mount Mitchell and the Blue Ridge Parkway were closed
-- 40 inches of snow fell on Sugarloaf (Maine's second highest)
And of course Mount Washington:
While much of New Hampshire has been concerned with record rainfall, snow has made this a record-breaking month atop Mount Washington.
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
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_ha ... washington/