19 September 2013

Winter's Coming, Part 3

This. It's called "termination dust".

One li'l click will do the trick

It happened today. No one's quite sure whether "termination" means "the summer has ended" or just that the snow is near the tops (termination) of the mountains.

But you should have heard the fussing going on in my building this afternoon.

Everyone's been wondering what kind of winter we'll have, after a very warm, dry summer. Now we know.



PioneerPreppy said...


Is right.

Rev. Paul said...

'fraid so, Preppy.

Resistance is futile. :)

Stephen said...

Ah, yes. Enjoy. I'd settle for temps in the low forties.

Rev. Paul said...

I suspect that in another few weeks, we're going to be wishing it would get up that high. :) Thanks, my friend.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Snow in the Front Range above 9,000'
In 1997 we had a blizzard the first week of October that dumped feet, not inches.

Rev. Paul said...

WSF, I hear you. The line you see here is at 3,500 ft.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

The Farmers Almanac indicates a hard winter for many this year.

Chickenmom said...

Just a different perspective - I'd give my eye teeth to see those majestic mountains! (Well, maybe not my teeth. How about a rooster?) :0)

On a Wing and a Whim said...


*runs away below the Mason-Dixon line*

...oh, wait. I already did that.

How did you manage to make me feel so cold and want to run south? Old reflexes die hard!

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, I wrote here about the Almanac's forecast for Anchorage, not long ago. It calls for an early winter, with heavy snow the week of Oct. 6th.

Chickenmom, I'd love to be able to show all of you our mountain ranges. There are six ranges literally surrounding the Anchorage area.

Wing, I suspect you're finding what Alaska-based veterans already know: once you've spent time in Alaska, you can't ever leave it behind.

armedlaughing said...

Everybody talks about the weather. Nobody does anything about it.

Who said that?


Jenny said...

That's impossible!


New England on the other hand is lovely - crisp fall air, leaves just starting to turn, and the delicate scent of tyranny on the air.


Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, I b'lieve you just said it. Hmm, not enough coffee this morning? ;^)

Jenny, it's all too possible ... an early end to a nice summer. Darn it.

"the delicate scent of tyranny on the air." That'd be funny, except ... well, you know.