Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Crazy weather!

We haven't gotten out much in the last few weeks due to the crazy weather. We've had highs from the lower 30s all the way up to 48 degrees here in Anchorage in January! Needless to say, this has created an icy mess.
The parking lots and sidewalks are like ice skating rinks.
 They are treacherous when walking. Greg even took a spill crossing A Street this Monday morning. Luckily, he landed on his head and therefore was not injured. Just kidding! Before hitting the ground too hard, he caught himself with his coffee mug at the last second. He said only his knee actually touched the pavement. The hard part was getting enough traction to stand back up again. The parking lots are quite a bit better today after these last few days in the 40s.
 I took this picture outside my library door this afternoon.
  I have never seen the grass and ground before in January since coming to Alaska.
This has been unusual weather to say the least. Predictions show that we will back closer to our normal weather conditions for this time of the year by the end of the week. Of course, our 20s will look warm to some of you in the lower 48 having that brutal cold snap!

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