Sheltering for the storm! (c) Photo Dixie D/Eric ML
Forecast Kite Greenland circumnavigation Dixie en Eric
Date: 19 april 2014
Position: N 64 40 35 W 042 30 35
Day 1: 19 april 2014
Wind: between 9/12utc the wind starts a steady but slight decrease: from 310-330/25-30kt gusting 35-40kt to about 280-300/20kt between 24/03utc.
Weather: still blowing and drifting snow which might affect the visibility. Should improve as the wind eases off a little. Variable cloudiness: sunny spells-cloudy periods-no precip.
Temperatures: day time max: -20C night time min:-30C
Day 2: 20 april 2014
Wind: 280-300/15kt after 12utc becoming 280-300/8-12kt: an as early as possible start to enjoy the NW’ly wind before it becomes too weak
Weather: sunny-good visibility-no significant change
Temperatures: day time max: -20C night time min:-35C
Day 3: 21 april 2014
Wind: weak from variable directions - after 9/12utc becoming 040-060/10-15kt further increasing to an average of 20kt
Weather: gradually increasing and thickening cloudiness and snow fall develops: slight precip between 12 and 21utc becoming moderate to heavy after 21/24utc: Deteriorating conditions: visibility drops as precip develops.
Temperatures: day time max: -18C night time min:-14C (milder air is being advected during the night