Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weather Responses.

Jan 2012 - We've had 165" so far. Schools closed, Glenn Highway is down to one lane, commutes from the valley may be two hours. But we've got it easy. Valdez is up to 326". Their schools are closed for the first time in over 10 years, because the snow load is 96 pounds per sq foot, over the structural rating of the roof. Cordova has the National Guard in, and they had to take the ferry because avalanches closed the road to the airport. Thirty bucks an hour for anyone wanting to shovel snow in either place. The locals are exhausted, and more snow is expected tonight. My walk is clean, the fire is stoked, and we're curled up with mutts and a movie.

Fall 2012 - Schools closed in Anchorage because of warm temps and slick conditions. Only here.

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