Ryan Knapp

Ryan Knapp (@wxknapper)

Wx Observer/Meteorologist @ Mt Washington Observatory (@mwobs), NH. Pics & descriptions are my own & do not necessarily represent the views of MWObs.

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When I started my shift week Weds night/Thurs morning, we had thick smoke flowing in from the wildfires burning in Canada and Alaska. As winds shifted during the night, the haze/smoke that was flowing started to abate and clouds overhead thinned out enough for me to take in some views of the night sky. This was the view at 0230 EDT Thursday looking towards our instrument tower with the thinning smoke/haze still visible to the right of the image as it was lit up by neighboring light pollution from below. Oh, and there was a touch of airglow (the subtle green) present as well. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #summit #presidentialrange #night #nightsky #nightphotography #stars #longexposure #milkyway #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest #instrumenttower

When I started my shift week Weds night/Thurs morning, we had thick smoke flowing in from the wildfires burning in Canada and Alaska. As winds shifted during the night, the haze/smoke that was flowing started to abate and clouds overhead thinned out enough for me to take in some views of the night sky. This was the view at 0230 EDT Thursday looking towards our instrument tower with the thinning smoke/haze still visible to the right of the image as it was lit up by neighboring light pollution from below. Oh, and there was a touch of airglow (the subtle green) present as well.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #summit  #presidentialrange  #night  #nightsky  #nightphotography  #stars  #longexposure  #milkyway  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest  #instrumenttower

Been in the clouds a lot this week but did get a nice sunrise a few days ago - seen here looking towards the summit sign and the MWO instrument tower. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #summit #presidentialrange #sunrise #sunrisecolors #landscape #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest #summitsign #instrumenttower

Been in the clouds a lot this week but did get a nice sunrise a few days ago - seen here looking towards the summit sign and the MWO instrument tower.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #summit  #presidentialrange  #sunrise  #sunrisecolors  #landscape  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest  #summitsign  #instrumenttower

A portion of my Seek the Peak team "Cirrus Contenders" with work in the background from our hike last off week (the others sought other summits). If y'all want to back our team can do so at www.tiny.cc/knapper
#nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #summit #presidentialrange #mtjefferson #seekthepeak #hike #hiking #backpacking #backpacking #trail #hikingtrail #path #guy

A portion of my Seek the Peak team "Cirrus Contenders" with work in the background from our hike last off week (the others sought other summits). If y'all want to back our team can do so at www.tiny.cc/knapper  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #summit  #presidentialrange  #mtjefferson  #seekthepeak  #hike  #hiking  #backpacking  #backpacking  #trail  #hikingtrail  #path  #guy

Jefferson snow patch as seen on Tuesday. For scale, three of my coworkers are in the upper right of the image. Mt Washington can be seen to the left of the image. It'll be interesting to see what remains today after recent rain, warmth, and (the biggest snow destroyer) warm fog. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #summit #presidentialrange #mtjefferson #snow #jeffersonsnowpatch #snowinjuly #endlesswinter #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest

Jefferson snow patch as seen on Tuesday. For scale, three of my coworkers are in the upper right of the image. Mt Washington can be seen to the left of the image. It'll be interesting to see what remains today after recent rain, warmth, and (the biggest snow destroyer) warm fog.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #summit  #presidentialrange  #mtjefferson  #snow  #jeffersonsnowpatch  #snowinjuly  #endlesswinter  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest

Thought there was a large leaf being blown around the deck tonight until I got closer and found a Luna Moth (about the size of a small bird) struggling in the heavy rain and 30-45 mph winds. When I let it crawl into my hand, it was shaking. So I'm letting it calm down & dry out in a sheltered area until the weather passes. But it's missing a chunk on its left side, so not good for its survival long-term. But, we'll see what happens. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #summit #presidentialrange #lunamoth #moth #greenmoth #largemoth #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest

Thought there was a large leaf being blown around the deck tonight until I got closer and found a Luna Moth (about the size of a small bird) struggling in the heavy rain and 30-45 mph winds. When I let it crawl into my hand, it was shaking. So I'm letting it calm down & dry out in a sheltered area until the weather passes. But it's missing a chunk on its left side, so not good for its survival long-term. But, we'll see what happens.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #summit  #presidentialrange  #lunamoth  #moth  #greenmoth  #largemoth  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest

Sunrise from work this morning. While the haze was thick and delayed the view of sunrise the skies overhead lit up well with a great display of color. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #summit #presidentialrange #sunrise #sunrisecolors #landscape #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest #haze #hazy

Sunrise from work this morning. While the haze was thick and delayed the view of sunrise the skies overhead lit up well with a great display of color.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #summit  #presidentialrange  #sunrise  #sunrisecolors  #landscape  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest  #haze  #hazy

A few of my MWO coworkers descending the first of the Ridge of the Caps via Caps Ridge Trail. Kind of reminded me of the boulder scrambles on Hunts Spur Trail in Baxter SP. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtjefferson #capsridge #capsridgetrail #trail #hiking #hikingtrail #path #backpacking #hike #alpinezone #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest

A few of my MWO coworkers descending the first of the Ridge of the Caps via Caps Ridge Trail. Kind of reminded me of the boulder scrambles on Hunts Spur Trail in Baxter SP.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtjefferson  #capsridge  #capsridgetrail  #trail  #hiking  #hikingtrail  #path  #backpacking  #hike  #alpinezone  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest

Lil Frosty pointing out work for me from the Jefferson snow Patch today - neat to finally see the patch up close and it's still looking good despite it being nearly mid-July. But looking ahead, it's days are certainly numbered. So if planning to see, ski, or "send" it, sooner would be best. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #presidentialrange #snow #snowy #summer #summer2019 #snowman #snowperson #summersnowman #mtjefferson #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest #frostythesnowman

Lil Frosty pointing out work for me from the Jefferson snow Patch today - neat to finally see the patch up close and it's still looking good despite it being nearly mid-July. But looking ahead, it's days are certainly numbered. So if planning to see, ski, or "send" it, sooner would be best.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #presidentialrange  #snow  #snowy  #summer  #summer2019  #snowman  #snowperson  #summersnowman  #mtjefferson  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest  #frostythesnowman

From the summit of the 3rd highest peak of NH (Mt Jefferson) this morning looking up at the highest peak of the northeast, Mt Washington (or as I call it, work 😁) #nhwx #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #mtwashington #mountwashington #mountwashingtonobservatory #mtwashingtonobservatory #mwobs #mwo #mountains #mountain #summit #presidentialrange #mtjefferson #summitmarker #wmnf #whitemountainnationalforest #hike #hiking

From the summit of the 3rd highest peak of NH (Mt Jefferson) this morning looking up at the highest peak of the northeast, Mt Washington (or as I call it, work 😁)  #nhwx  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #mtwashington  #mountwashington  #mountwashingtonobservatory  #mtwashingtonobservatory  #mwobs  #mwo  #mountains  #mountain  #summit  #presidentialrange  #mtjefferson  #summitmarker  #wmnf  #whitemountainnationalforest  #hike  #hiking

While there was a touch of light pollution, clouds, and smoke diffusing the greens low on the horizon, the higher purple/blue/red of Northern Lights were dimly visible earlier tonight. #nh #newhampshire #newengland #northeast #whitemountains #whitemountainsnh #eastcoast #usa #cooscounty #greatnorthwoods #night #nightsky #nightphotography #stars #longexposure #aurora #auroraborealis #northernlights #northernlight #lake #lakeshore #shore #shoreline #reservoir

While there was a touch of light pollution, clouds, and smoke diffusing the greens low on the horizon, the higher purple/blue/red of Northern Lights were dimly visible earlier tonight.  #nh  #newhampshire  #newengland  #northeast  #whitemountains  #whitemountainsnh  #eastcoast  #usa  #cooscounty  #greatnorthwoods  #night  #nightsky  #nightphotography  #stars  #longexposure  #aurora  #auroraborealis  #northernlights  #northernlight  #lake  #lakeshore  #shore  #shoreline  #reservoir

Sunset from Thompson's Point (Third Eye Blind was playing at the time - so cool!) #mewx #maine #sunset #sunsetcolors #landscape #thompsonspoint #concert #foreriver #lowtide

Sunset from Thompson's Point (Third Eye Blind was playing at the time - so cool!)  #mewx  #maine  #sunset  #sunsetcolors  #landscape  #thompsonspoint  #concert  #foreriver  #lowtide

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