Monday, November 10, 2008

Wait! Field season isn't done yet!

Well, actually, I guess it probably is for this year:

(image deleted, because I screwed up my saving and linking)

There are two inches of snow on the ground. (I would take a picture, but I still don't have a camera.) Total daytime accumulation of 1-3 inches is expected, according to the National Weather Service. More snow possible tonight and tomorrow morning, and a mixture of rain and snow tomorrow afternoon.

Yay!

Except my mapping class is still mapping. And some of them didn't start the most recent map, because they were voting last week.

The high temperatures are supposed to be above freezing today and tomorrow, so maybe it will all melt down here. Or maybe I'll need to go into the field next week, and talk about the cross-sections and the report this week (before some people have done their mapping).

I would make jokes about global warming going away, but someone would probably take them seriously. (Snow in late October or early November isn't that unusual here at 7000 feet.)

8 comments:

saxifraga said...

Well, we've had snow since late September here and now it's too dark to do anything meaningful outside anyway. Hope your students get their maps done.

Chuck said...

You need a valley/ canyon/ rift backup mapping site.

Silver Fox said...

Snow is on the ground just these last two days, and may yet melt off - but no sun today. Hope your students can get out at least one more time!

Backup mapping would be, like, Las Vegas, NV or Needles, CA? A long ways away.

Kim said...

Well, this mapping project is a ten-minute bike ride from campus. We've got a lot of elevation choices around here, but it still takes one to three hours to get to them. Not an option for a four-hour lab.

Silver Fox said...

How are you linking to a weather map that keeps updating itself?

Kim said...

The address I used must be the live one at the National Weather Service site. I should take this down...

Silver Fox said...

Oh, but it was a great image, and interesting that one can post a live weather map!

Kim said...

I was using the NWS bandwidth, though, by linking to their map rather than to a .gif on blogger. Kind of rude.