Cumberland Ridge is 12 miles south of where the birds
have been grounded the last 10 days. That distance
gives the pilots time to slowly climb and lead the
enough to clear the biggest obstacle on this migration
photo helps you see why he said, "We tried to
fly up each valley [Dec.
15], but they all dead-ended.
Joe Duff, Operation Migration
What kind of record do you NOT want to break? Answer: the record for number
of down-days in a row. That happened today, day 10 on the ground in Cumberland
County, Tennessee. Today's wind-driven
sleet makes flying impossible, but don't give up! Liz of Operation Migration
tell us, "This system should move through quickly today, leaving behind
temps and favorable winds for Monday [tomorrow]. . .If the forecast holds,
we’ll be tackling 'The Beast' tomorrow." Come back to see what happens!
Why do you think cold temperatures are not as much of
a problem as the sleet? After you write your thoughts, learn more.
Joe helps you understand: Why
is Cool Air Best?