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Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 19 November 2017: Bad Weather

By Keith Cowing
Dale Andersen
November 19, 2017
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Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 19 November 2017: Bad Weather
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Dale Andersen sent this message from: Lat -71.33293 Lon 13.45381 on 19 November 2017 at 1:43:18 AM EST: “The weather here is pretty bad with high winds gusting at 45-50 knots and a lot of blowing snow causing whiteout conditions here at the lake.

I hope today is the worst of it. We will need to stay close to camp today and probably tomorrow. The forecast has this weather hanging around until Tuesday so we will see how It goes. We had to stop melting the dive hole though. We wrapped it in a black tarp last night and used ice screws to hold the sled and melter in place.”

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