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August 31, 2002 at 5:16 pm #142willKeymaster
Well this just in from the McMurdo Weather Office, the low for yesterday
reached -102F, a new low for me by only 1 degree..As i understand it, the
temp back home in Bethlehem, PA was +74F, this gets me a 176 degree
difference!! Crazy huh?
We also found out today that our mail that was to be delivered last week
will now be delivered on or around the 1st week of October, because the
weather has been so bad the flight schedule has been shredded and thrown out
the window, they cant plan on decent weather because there is none here….
and once again the weather wins…
Here in Antarctica the weather goes from 0 to crappy in 30 minutes!!
I have been trying to get a good picture of one of our famous HERBIES or
hurricane blizzards, but it seems that its too much for the camera to do, it
freezes at such a low temp and wont record!! I didn't see this in the owners
The flight was canceled yet again today, they said its is going to be pushed
forward 24 hours so they have a chance to get the mountains of show off the
runway, so the crews worked diligently today to clear them only to be
greeted by a afternoon blizzard. So some 6 hours later as is write this
email it still continues to roar like a lion outside and snow, well lets
just say this is ANTARCTICA, what do you think?….Need some?..
You guys back east remember what snow is right ??
Chris “NO MAIL” Post
United States Antarctic Program
McMurdo Station Antarctica
Lehigh County Emergency Management
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copies of the original message.September 1, 2002 at 1:36 am #1553thepooles98Keymaster
The storm that Chris wrote about weakened during the early afternoon and then roared back with a vengence last night. Clark (from the Clark and Mike’s Adventures) planned a party at Hut 10 to show his photo’s from the last year. At 630pm Lorie and I left the dorms for the hundred yard walk and almost didn’t make it. The visibility went down to less than 20 yards in blowing snow and we almost missed the building we were aiming at. This was the worst that I had seen this winter and was almost scary. From that point everyone moved around in pairs for safety. We all found Hut ten though and had a great time eating Clarks pizzas and watching his photo’s.
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