Thursday, October 30, 2014
Winter Creeps In
When we got back to Anchorage Friday night, it was still warm enough to be comfortable in a fleece jacket over a shirt. It was about 35˚F. I know for the people we left behind in LA, that sounded frigid. But without much humidity and no wind, it's no big deal.
But it's dropped down a bit since and night time temps are down into the teens. Still not too bad without wind and a good jacket, hat, and gloves. But it does mean ice on the windshield. There was an opaque crust Tuesday, but yesterday it was just this light pattern of crystals.
One of the benefits of the rapid loss of daylight that comes this time of year, is that it's much easier to see the sunrise. We do still have 8 hours and 40 minutes between sunrise and sunset, which means we still have three hours to lose in the next 50 days or so.