Another Weather Delay

Written by Phil Thorpe
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Photo of Phil Thorpe.We planned on starting the last survey stratum today, but winds once again have delayed us. The ground crew is in the northwest survey area with calm winds, which is good. We needed to go east and winds in the east are gusting to 30 knots. Curse the SOP. It seems that weather delays near the end of the survey are harder to deal with than the ones at the start of the survey. Wind delays are especially difficult to handle since you can be looking at a clear blue sky and calm winds where you are based. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days, so we are crossing our fingers that the forecast is wrong, or at the least, the rain is scattered.