Monday, September 22, 2008

Light at the end...?

Had a crazy day at work yesterday. Winds gusting to 44kts (82 km/h), rain, changing visibility....
I couldn't open the balcony door because of the winds!

That was fine, until the automatic thermometers went down! I was sending out reports every 5-15 mins instead of the usual 30 mins, and had to run through the wind and rain to read mercury thermometers. Then I had to try to fix the auto ones.

I couldn't get a tech out to fix the thermometers (why do things only break on a Sunday?) so walked to the enclosure every half hour to read the temperature. I was feeling bad for the guy who had to do this on night shift.

They were supposed to be fixed today, but weren't. And now the auto rain gauge doesn't work either. So it's lucky there is no rain today!

So now I am on nightshift, wandering out into the dark, cold night twice an hour. I'm hoping it doesn't get as cold as last night: 0.4 degrees!

But at the end of the day I was rewarded for my efforts by witnessing these amazing rainbows!


Sueblimely said...

Your nights are cold! Would have thought it would be warming up there more than Melbourne. Do you need some clothes parcels of warm winter woolies :-)

UltraViolet said...

Apparently Monday night was the coldest ever recorded for September!

I bought a nice fluffy cardi from Rivers the other week and am currently wearing a poncho I bought in England!

Was 23 today and felt quite warm. Still in for some cold spring mornings though!