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Old 01-19-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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Another myth in the genre of "fiercely independent Alaskans."
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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Another myth in the genre of "fiercely independent Alaskans."
You don't think darkness, cold, wind, lots of rain and snow, etc. aren't more challenging to the body and mind than the climates found in lower latitudes?
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I saw something yesterday saying that there was a 100* swing within the state of Alaska, but that was with a low of -50* but it was colder than that in some areas here. It's a huge state, but that is still pretty wild.
On Tuesday, the low in McGrath was -51 and the high in Annette was 50. That's 101 degree difference. And, people still ask "what's the weather like in Alaska?" all the time.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:46 PM
 
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You don't think darkness, cold, wind, lots of rain and snow, etc. aren't more challenging to the body and mind than the climates found in lower latitudes?
Never said that. My point is that many people who live in Alaska are clearly not up whatever challenges may exist, yet they're living here anyway. They're far from physically and psychologically superior people. Alcoholism is high, drug addiction is high, domestic abuse and child molestation are among the highest in the nation, and one in three Alaska residents is obese. It may the case that darkness, rain and snow etc. take a toll, but Alaskans are clearly not any more psychologically or physically sound than their -48 counterparts.

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Old 01-19-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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Thanks for the help, looks like I made it through the worst part ok. Left the facet, farthest from the water main running slightly and the sink doors open, also turned up the heat a couple degrees and all is well.
Thanks again everyone
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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My point is that many people who live in Alaska are clearly not up whatever challenges may exist, yet they're living here anyway..
For sure.

There's also no doubt that the weather features of our extreme latitudes keep a lot of people out, which was the point I was responding to.

Many people from the lower 48 know they can't handle it, or think they can't handle it, and stay away.

Check out the thread about Bellingham in the Washington forum, for example, where people fear its wet, cloudy and cool climate.

What a joke! It's a warm, sunny vacation land for someone from Alaska-and a desert compared to SE.
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