But that's the biggest news, for us in southcentral Alaska. The weather-guessers are prognosticating that we'll get close to a foot of snow, if not a bit more, beginning tonight and stretching through Saturday. The heaviest snowfall, they think, will be tomorrow.
That will be nice; we're woefully under the quantity of snow we should have, as in "several feet below normal". There's very little on the ground, and I worry about the summer foliage. Without the nitrogen that snow brings, the greenery might be really sparse come warm weather - and that would be a bad thing for the wildlife.
One good thing: at these temps, the snow will be light and fluffy, which makes it easy to clear.
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Then, as Paul Harvey used to say, here is a strange:
You Navy-types out there (I'm looking at you, Old NFO) ... did you know Dashiel Hammett was on Adak during WWII, and published its first newspaper: the Adakian?
I didn't either, but here's a great photo essay on the 1943 - 1945 era.
And a couple of photos, to whet your appetite:
|From the essay: Dashiel Hammett is the older gentleman in the center. For you television news buffs, that's Bernard Kalb on Hammett's right.|
|Williwaw camp, Adak, Feb. 1947|