Blizz tales, or is that tails?
When the station gets hammered by winds up to 92 knots and nearly four days of blowing snow its good to see it end and the sun come back. We copped this at Mawson last week and when the wind finally dropped of and made getting outside a little more pleasant it was time to see how all that snow had changed the landscape.
When the snow blows down from the plateau most of it blows out to sea but anywhere that there is a boulder , building or other obstruction it builds up on the downwind side and forms blizz tails. Some of these can be quite large. This week snow built up to over three metres deep in some places. The photos below will give you a bit of an idea.