Thursday, September 8, 2011

The world out your window.

I am not sure where this is going to end up. I will start with letting you know that I am many flights from Key West. I am looking out the window at blowing snow. Snow being pushed by winds in the 75 to 80 knot range. Wind chill is probably near neg 60? Ambient temp is right around zero. Pretty warm eh?

The "house" is filled with 6 of us. Lots of reading,sleeping and some communication. Talking is pretty tough because the wind sounds like a train passing through the front yard. We were planning on heading back to McMurdo in the a.m. tomorrow. I have a feeling that we will be here for at least 3 more days. You want to know the best part of this? This is my job. A co-worker and I came out to secure a small antenna that is mounted on a 10 foot tower. At this point we have only been able to get outside to apply what we hope will be a sufficient band aid to the bobbling rocking antenna. I hope the little fella makes it for a few more days. The upcoming football season hangs in the balance for the U.S. Antarctic program at McMurdo Station. Anyway. The above photo is what was left of the dome after the last big blow from this time last year. I think we broke 105 knots during this storm.

I hope your day is less dramatic and that you are able to get outside and get in the H2O.

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