Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: Claudia Sacks
Observers: Rick Morrissey, Rob Keith
Visitors: Observers: Michele Varricchio
Weather: Cool temps today ranging from 31-39. Wind calm in the morning until it picked up around noon and stayed strong (11-15 with gusts to 18) for the rest of the day. Snow appeared in flurries and strong wind and was more welcome than rain. Clouds covered the sky until the afternoon when the sun came out for a beautiful - yet cold - day.
Non-raptor Observations: Loons (not us hawkwatchers!) soared south today high in the sky. Groups of 11, 2 and 7, crossed the ridge flapping constantly.
Predictions: Sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>) Bake Oven Knob information may be found at: www.lgnc.org