Day Four – Condition Two!

Greetings from the cold cold south!

Today we hit condition two weather.


From Wikipedia –

Condition 2

Windspeed of 48 to 55 knots (55 to 63 miles per hour)

Visibility 1/4 of a mile to 100 feet (402 to 30 meters)

Wind chill of -75 °F (-60 °C) to −100 °F (−73 °C)

Description: Unpleasant conditions; outside travel is permitted but not recommended.


What does this mean for a girl from south Georgia?  IT’S FRIGGIN COLD!!! But so cool.  I love it here.  Really I do.  If I hadn’t made promises to return at the end of the summer season, I would consider a winter contract.  I say that now, but it’s only been four days.  I’m hoping that I still feel the same way towards the end of the season.

I keep running outside to see if there are any nacreous clouds in the mornings and in the evenings, but I’ve been told they should be good towards the last two weeks of Winfly.  I really hope they are.  I’ve also been running out late at night in an attempt to see the southern lights.  No luck yet.  Today, before the weather hit, I was walking over to lunch from the firehouse and could see the mountain range off in the distance for the first time and I was thinking “It is a gorgeous day!”…

Today I get to attend the outdoor awareness lecture over at Crary Lab.  I’m excited about this for two reasons.  1)  I will get to venture out from the “city”.  2) I get to go into Crary Lab where all of the research that goes on down here is completed.  The part of me that wanted to be a marine biologist when I was younger is still there.  I love the sea.

So the condition two weather meant a couple of things at work.  It meant more vehicles started checking in with us and recreational travel was halted.  But it also meant when I asked one of the FFs to go take my camera out and go take some pictures for me, my boss looked at me and said “You can go out and play!”  So we did.  Not for long, but we walked around in it for a bit.  Pretty soon I will have to give into the urge to go fling myself into a pile of snow that is located outside of the medical building, which is located across from building 155 (where I live).

Hope everyone at home is doing well.


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Published by Victoria

Hello! I'm a so-so photographer, okay writer, former 911 telecommunicator and world's best Aunt. Closing in on 40, I find myself at a point in my life where I have no idea what I want to do next. I'm currently spending summer 2021 in Texas with my boyfriend, Robert and helping him start building a plane before he goes back to Antarctica in August.

10 thoughts on “Day Four – Condition Two!

  1. Just so you know, it’s not too late to become a marine biologist if you still want to do it!

    Glad to hear you’re having fun. And, hey, even though you said you’d be home in six months, I think everyone would understand if you chose to stay for another six.

  2. I bet you wouldn’t get to go outside and play during the winter season!!! I’m glad to hear that you are having fun. Can’t wait to see the pictures that you will take when you are able to venture out of the “city”. Stay warm!

  3. Will is right. About both things. But then this is Will and he usually is. Shoot, since you are down there, might as well live it up. Why not? Take this opportunity and live it.

      1. You could have ignored the comment since we talked about it online :). It was good chatting with ya last night.

  4. I agree with Kim and Will – when will you ever be able to do this sort of thing again?! How often does anyone get to live the “dream”?

    More pictures! Don’t get frostbite – you will lose your finger and toenails. It’s gross.

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