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Even God’s creatures are catching a break with the mild springlike weather this morning. I observed this beautiful red fox resting in the first rays of the sun.
Friday’s FVE update. The ice finally be gone. At 1800Z there was light rain falling and the OAT was 40*F. The following pictures taken starting at 1338Z through 1458Z show bare wet pavement.
FVE post of airfield conditions recorded 1217 Z. Runway is bare pavement with a thin layer of plowed snow for the center 40′ and ice covered with plowed snow on the margins. There are no plowed windrows but, expect snow with depths of 24″ to 36″ on either side of the runway and taxiway.
FVE runway 14/32 conditions at present continue to be challenging with 90% ice coverage. Use caution during arrival and departure. Crosswinds of greater than 10 knots pose significant ground control issues with the prevailing conditions.
At 2256Z FVE reported: wind 150@07; visibility 10; sky OVC 1,600; OAT 21 deg F.
FVE runway photo of 14 recorded at 1408 Z. RWY 32 at 1411 Z. Note mid field patches of ice approximately 8’x 100′ both sides of the centerline. Should be no factor. There is a longitudinal separation of approximately 100′ between left and right patches.
FVE weather at 1407 Z: wind 210@04; visibility 10; sky OVC 3,300; OAT 21 deg F.
Taxiway B at 1437 Z
Taxiway A at 1437 Z