Saturday, June 2, 2007

Heatwave and snow bring on t-shirt weather

Temperatures rocketed up to -8.8 yesterday here at Summit. Should get even warmer today. For the past 24 hours winds have been very very still.

This plus some clouds and falling snow have made it hot enough that folks are walking around with T-shirts on and it is a bit warm in our sleeping bags, keeping us from over sleeping.

Here is Dave Tanner waking from Bally building to Sat Camp weatherport in the falling snow. This is the first time in my three trips up here I have seen such big snow flakes that have kept falling for such a long time. It have been gradually snowing for the past 12 hours. We have 3-4 cm of fresh power.

This is not a great photo, but there are some amazing snow flakes all over the place sparking like diamonds.

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