Freezing Rain AdvisoryStatement as of 4:33 AM AKST on January 08, 2015
...Freezing Rain Advisory remains in effect until noon akst today...
* ice accumulation...less than one tenth of an inch.
* Timing...light freezing rain will begin early this morning and continue through the morning hours then taper off around noon.
* Impacts...travel may be difficult. Be prepared for slippery roads.
The nice cold air was here for a few days, but now temps are heading north again (if you'll pardon the expression) and we're back in the icy/melty/wintry mix.
For those of you who admonished me, last fall, to keep the winter weather up here: you'll have to be meaner to the weatherman than I was. He's ignoring us.
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And speaking of cold weather:
For the fourth time, to diminishing fanfare, Lonnie Dupre is trying to do what has never been done: Reach the summit of Mount McKinley, alone, in the supremely inhospitable month of January.
Three previous attempts -- which started in December of 2010, 2011 and 2012 -- ended with the adventurer retreating from the mountain after being pinned down for days in snow trenches, nearly suffocated by blizzards and half-frozen by temperatures of 35 below.
|John Walter Whittier|