14 November, 1997

14 November 97

Condition III for all locations.

REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY...Glacial flow continues across the western Ross Ice Shelf.

TODAY...Mostly clear to partly cloudy.

Visibility: Unrestricted.

Wind (knots): East 12-18.

High Temperature -06C/+21F Lowest Wind-chill -23C/-09F.

TONIGHT...Partly cloudy, occasionally mostly cloudy.

Visibility: Unrestricted.

Wind (knots): East-southeast 15-20.

Low Temperature -10C/+14F Lowest Wind-chill -27C/-17F.

SATURDAY...Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy.

Visibility: Unrestricted.

Wind (knots): East 15-20.

High Temperature -05C/+23F Lowest Wind-chill -23C/-09F.


High Temperature -07C Low Temperature -12C


Next sunrise in February, 1998

YESTERDAY'S EXTREMES: 13 November, 1997

Maximum Temperature: -05C/+23F

Minimum Temperature: -10C/+14 F

Peak Wind: 33 Knots

Lowest wind chill: -24C/-11F

I am leaving Antarctica in about an hour. I will fly to Christchurch, New Zealand and then begin the almost 30 hour journey back to Buffalo tomorrow.

The morning has been spent checking baggage, doing last minute paperwork, and saying good-byes. Things have been so hectic I have had little time for reflection. I know Antarctica will leave its mark on me. I am thankful to be one of the few people to ever experience this wonderful place. I may never have an opportunity to return but I'll never forget it.

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