Teardown continues. Yesterday (June 17) Clayton and Rich took down the clutter screen for the NCAS profiler at the Ops Center while Lou and Bill worked on the sounding site and packed equipment. We all also loaded up the RASS surrounds onto the truck. Emily (NCAS) arrived to last evening and today she, Clayton and Rich worked on the profiler, largely finishing up this afternoon, while Lou and Bill worked on the NCAR profiler site and continued loading up the seatainer.
Weather was been mainly clear and hot with light variable winds yesterday, however last night a storm came through with lots of lightning and some brief heavy rain. Sadly about 30 miles to the northwest it was dry lightning which triggered a major wildfire with many lives lost. Smoke and haze dominated the Perdigao area today.