As warm as it got yesterday.

As warm as it got yesterday.

The sun will rise this morning at 10:33, and set 4 hours and 58 minutes later at 3:26 this afternoon. At 4° above the horizon the sun is occasionally visible through the trees from my window. It cooled off quite a bit last weekend, though – the electronic thermometer was stuck on LL (below -40) all day Sunday. And that’s temperature, not wind chill. Serves me right for commenting on how it’s often warm here when it’s cold in the Eastern half of the US.

Fairbanks airport, near noon last Tuesday

Fairbanks airport, near noon last Tuesday

It’s supposed to cloud over today, which should warm things up. I certainly hope so. My critique group met yesterday afternoon, but I just couldn’t see driving in through the ice fog. It’s so bad downwind, or rather down-drift, of the army power plant that there are warning signs on the highway. I just didn’t want to take the risk.

I flew down to Anchorage to see the cancer surgeon Tuesday, and everything looks great. Apparently the blood marker is going to work fine for me. And the seed catalogs are starting to arrive! Can it be long until spring?

P.S. The 9:15 am temperature is up to -33°F, so maybe I can get in a badly-needed trip for groceries today.

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