Are you tired of the cold? With the temperatures so cold this week, we are glad that we have summer photos to remind us why we live in Alaska. We definitely don’t stay in Alaska for the cold weather, but the summers are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you to our local photographers the past couple of days for reminding us of warmer, greener days to come.
According to wunderground.com we are still looking at temperatures ranging from highs -10 to -20 below for daytime temps, but we are going to be feeling the winds again. Still looking at -35 to -40 for night time temperatures. The children will all be returning to school on Monday. The -50 should be gone by then.
Just think, once we get past February, we are on the upswing of things. The weather will be warming, the days are getting longer, and the sun is shining longer as well. Summer is on the way. It just takes a little longer for it to arrive in Alaska.
Rachel John (Phillips) proudly displays a fly caught fall coho from our very own Clearwater River. It’s easy to forget the wonderful fall weather we were blessed with as we stroll to the woodpile and casually notice the thermometer buried at minus 50 below! Image by Dwight Phillips
Sometimes people from the lower 48 ask, why do you live in Alaska with those temperatures? What is your response. Please send in your reasons for living in Alaska to firstname.lastname@example.org and the DNW would like to publish the comments, starting on Monday, February 11.
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