Postcard from the Summit – A Very Cold Day

Getting to and from the vehicles was done as quickly as possible, running from door to door. Not only were the temperatures as low as anyone could remember, the wind was adding to the issue, blowing at a steady 35mph. The temperatures reached -8°C (17°F) at night and never rose above freezing during the day. The ice is slowly sublimating in the dry air, but there is still too much on the domes for safe observing.

Now if the wind would obey the posted speed limit…

A Very Cold Day
The remains of heavy ice sublimating in cold, dry air with steady 35mph winds

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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