Monday, April 11, 2005

Land of the Polar Bear

Acme Licencemaker

I've packed clothes and documents that I might need over the next week, and of course probably forgotten to pack a number of vital items that will be impossible to obtain in Yellowknife. I'm excited, but realistic: this is probably just going to be an interesting vacation. Everyone in Yellowknife is a pilot looking for a job. I'll just be the newest one in town.

I've been watching the CYZF weather the last few weeks and it has been quite mild. around freezing most of the time. Here's weather from the middle of Saturday night.

METAR CYZF 100400Z 22003KT 15SM -SN FEW018 BKN021 BKN031 OVC040
01/M02 A2965 RMK SF2SC3SC2SC1 SLP054=
METAR CYZF 100500Z 25004KT 15SM -SN FEW018 BKN025 OVC040 00/M02 A2966
METAR CYZF 100600Z 23004KT 12SM -SN OVC019 00/M02 A2967 RMK SC8
TAF CYZF 100544Z 100606 25005KT P6SM OVC030 TEMPO 0616 5SM -SN BKN012
FM1600Z 30005KT P6SM SCT020 TEMPO 1606 BKN015

For the non-pilots who stumbled upon this blog searching for tachyon inverters (I'm the top hit) and Yellowknife whiskey, the above means that the temperature was hovering around the freezing mark, it's been snowing lightly from an overcast sky with light winds, and the snow is predicted to become intermittant overnight and stop in the morning. And you don't care about the rest.

I expect I'll be able to post at least a couple of times in the next week, but don't worry about me if I don't. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.


Anonymous said...

I think I'll turn the heater on in the office
Good luck

Anonymous said...

Good luck, keep yourself warm. Look forward to hearing how it went.