Jumping over cold front in the Pacific
In a few hours Fedor will have to negotiate a large occluded front stretching across the Pacific Ocean from the coast of Antarctica to 20 degrees south latitude.
Our weather adviser suggests the following:
«the best option of all altitudes is to maintain 7000m for the next 12-24 hours, maybe longer. That way we cross the front in a less active part and smaller zone between 18 and 20 UTC, which is beginning of daylight for Fedor. The more active part will be to the north of him. I may suggest a different altitude when reaching the front and I will keep a close eye on things. Good luck»!
Yesterday Fedor already spotted 5 Cumulonimbus clouds approximately 10 kilometers high with an anvil-shape top with their ‘mares’ tails’ pointing north. There was some distance between them and he managed to navigate between them.
Trajectories still look good the second part of the Pacific Ocean.
You can follow the balloon’s path here: https://my.yb.tl/RRTW2016
You can also view the route map at www.iridium360.ru
The official website for the project “Around the world in a Roziere balloon “Morton” can be found at a flyfedor.ru