"It's cold and it's getting colder. It's gray and white and winter all around ... And yet I know it's more than worth the waiting for another chance to see the summer sun, come on, shine on me."
~ John Denver, Season Suite (1972)
(The song quoted above begins at 4:30, if you want to hear just that one.)
It was 1° F. along the river as I began my morning commute to Anchorage this morning, and is a balmy 3° at work.
AccuHunch promises (for whatever that's worth) that the temps will fall to -5 in Anchorage, and -12 in my town tonight. Tomorrow will be roughly the same, or say they say. But there's no snow in the forecast, and humidity is practically non-existent, so there's also no frost. Frost is notoriously stubborn in subzero weather.
And there's good news to report: the days are already noticeably longer, and the lack of humidity means we have lots of blue skies and sunshine (while said sun is up). Sun shining on a thick snow cover makes the days seem even brighter, and that has most of us in a much better mood this year, compared to the last two or three years when we had very little snow.
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The response to the latest chapter of the MHI Alaska book is underwhelming. It's my own fault: it appears I interpreted a few requests to continue it, as indicative of a larger demand than actually exists. It's probably why I stopped working on it, back in '15. Oh well, it's was a fun place in which to play, even for a while.
That's about all I have so far. Thanks for stopping by, friends.