Jacquie and John departed, Bill is now here. Thanks, so much, J&J!
Weather was clear, reasonably warm, but expecting snow tomorrow. Ahead of the storm was a gust front at about 11:30 where speeds at DCS had a step change from 2 to 9 m/s.
No data issues starting out – the replacement CSAT at LC worked all night. Nevertheless, I did the "ultimate" EOL/CFACT, by visiting EVERY EOL location today. Since snow is predicted, probably through the end of the project, Sebastian requested that I pull at least the thermocouples at the satellite sites...
- Started at the ISFS base, where I bonked my head
- DCS: attached a license plate to the trailer
- Back to base to participate in the CFACT zoom – no IOPs for at least the next 2 days
- SH: remove thermocouple
- ISS trailer: meet Bill and pick up ladder
- DC: remove thermocouple
- CC: remove thermocouple (snow gets deeper – about 1' – out in the field
- LC: remove thermocouple (used stepstool beyond specifications)
- UP: remove thermocouple (field is driveable)
- PC: remove thermocouple
- MH: remove thermocouple
- PRS: attach license
- MW: remove thermocouple (used tall ladder)
- SP: remove thermocouple (one T-stake is missing its T)
- Balloon trailer: saw Bill just after the sonde launch
- Back to base to tidy up.
Terry arrived in time for dessert!