It was 2 degrees at our house, -10 along the river, and -4 in midtown Anchorage when I got to work. Tonight, AccuHunch says it will turn cold.
In fact, it's supposed to be pretty crunchy on Saturday morning for the Iditarod's ceremonial start. The dogs will love it, and so will the crowds. As one old sourdough told me, our first year here, "You haven't been to the Iditarod until you've frozen your butt off."
There's something about standing along the race course, with a coffee pot and some breakfast burritos on the fire, as the mushers come by. You high-five the mushers, sip on your cuppa, and take another bite. By the that time, the next team is coming by.
But if you're going to stand alongside the track in subzero temps, you'd best dress warmly. It gets cold in wide open flats in the low part of Anchorage. :)