Wdnesday 5th March
Day of Rest (sort of, anyway)
Weather Outlook:† Great weather nr
Flight plan for tomorrow: Who knows?!
Itís a down day today, and our first chance for a while to have a break from work, so most of us spent the day finding various things to do to avoid working. †In this spirit we had an extended breakfast then a few of us headed down to Andenes to a small bakery/coffee shop, where we relaxed for an hour before heading back to the rocket range just in time for lunch!† A leisurely afternoon followed, with much less time than usual spent preparing the materials for the 4pm briefing.† Idar and Vanda managed to find some weather of interest to fly into tomorrow, and set about planning a flight.† ††
Our kitchen seems to be operating on a rotating 8-day menu, so thereís no new dishes to report. †We did get something that resembled chilli yesterday, but without kidney beans in it, but thatís the only new dish the past couple of days.
synoptic-scale cyclone is hitting southern
There is low level southerly flow over the Finnmark coast, creating strong low-level jets of wind out of the fjords.† There may also be wave-breaking in this region.† A flight is being planned to investigate this tomorrow, but may be scrapped depending on the latest forecasts tomorrow.
There is a
trough-ridge-trough pattern in the 500hPa height at targeting time tomorrow. †The SV SAPs for
12hrs optimisation highlights the ridge between
The ETKF SAPs are located in weak upper-level flow, north and west
of AndÝya for 12hrs optimisation. †For longer optimisation times the sensitive
region is located in strong upper-level flow, in the region of the upper-level
jet, in the trough south of