Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir - Hahn Glacier to Kangerlussuaq

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This is a map showing the position of Hahn Glacier, the Divide and Illulisat. Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir is now still in Tasiillaq waiting to fly to Hahn Glacier to start her Crossing of the Greenlandic ice cap. The weather conditions are excellent at the moment, maybe a little too warm to have good ski conditions. Click on the image to enlarge(Image: weather4expeditions.com)

 

Greenland 2012 - Villa - Hahn Glacier/Kangerlussuaq - Forecast 3
Date: 04 May 2012

Day 1: 04 May 2012
Position: At Isortoq 65.5/-39.0
Wind: NNW/2-4ms after 12/15utc becoming NNE/2-4ms
Weather: sunny, with patches of high clouds
Temps: day: 0/-4C night: -8/-10C
Advice: with these temperatures the snow surface will not be the best to travel/snow will be slushy

Day 2: 05 May 2012
Position: At Isortoq 65.5/-39.0
Wind: variable directions less than 3ms temporarily increasing to SSW/2-4ms
Weather: sunny, with patches of high clouds
Temps: day: -2/-6C night: -10/-12C
Advice: similar remark as previous day.

Day 3: 06 May 2012
Position: At Isortoq 65.5/-39.0
Wind: variable directions less than 3ms - no significant change
Weather:unchanged: sunny, with patches of high clouds
Temps: day: -2/-6C night: -10/-12C
Advice: similar, how higher you go the colder it gets-better travel conditions

We have contact with Vila via Iridium: this is the forecast code sent to her:
D1:4May
P:65.5/-39.0
Wd: NNW/2-4ms,aft15utc bcmg NNE/2-4ms
Wx:sunny/patches of hi clds
T:d:0C n:-10C
Adv:warm/slush snow

D1:5May
P:65.5/-39.0
Wd: var/less 3ms-tempo SSW/2-4ms
Wx: sunny/patches of hi clds-nsc
T:d:0/-2C n:-12C
Adv: warm/slush snow

D1:6May
P:65.5/-39.0
Wd: var/less 3ms-nsc
Wx:unchanged:sunny/patches hi clds
T:d:-2C n:-12C
Adv: gain altitude there its colder

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