Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Sun is Coming

Grace and Greetings.

Yesterday I went around this part of town to take some pictures to share on my blog. Here is a picture of some snowmobilers out of the ice returning back to Barrow. I took the pictures between 2 and 2:30 PM while we had some light, but no sun yet, though it is coming. The sun should break over the horizon sometime this coming week.

The weather has been strange in Alaska, (as well as all over the country) the last couple of weeks. A couple of weeks ago, we were twenty degrees below zero, but for the last couple of days we have been in the single digits ABOVE zero. Of course the wind is strong enough to keep the combined at negative temperatures. Anchorage went from -20, which is not unheard of, but unusually cold, to 50 degrees above yesterday. They have lost the two feet of snow they had in a matter of a day and half. Unfortunately, the sewers were still all frozen, so the water had no where to go, but above land and flood portions of Anchorage.

At right is another picture of the Arctic Ocean looking towards the horizon where the sun will be coming in the next week.

Peace and blessings.

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