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Old 09-21-2008, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Very slippery! It doesn't snow here, it gets blown in from the Yukon River.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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You know you are an old timer here, when you can guess the outdoor temperature by the sounds of your foot steps and the bite on your nose hairs, within three degrees

The drier and colder, the louder.

Soon, I won't be doing morning barn chores in sweats, insulted work shirt, and slippers-the usual fall attire.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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I don't mind the crunch of snow, that's the good part of winter, it's the "squreek" that you get when it's -20 (or worse) and you kick a clump of snow. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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You know you are an old timer here, when you can guess the outdoor temperature by the sounds of your foot steps and the bite on your nose hairs, within three degrees

The drier and colder, the louder.

Soon, I won't be doing morning barn chores in sweats, insulted work shirt, and slippers-the usual fall attire.
I agree, I have been feeding our horses everyday in flip flops still. I woke this morning to a beautiful first Alaskan snowfall on Baldy Mountaina mile back from my back yard. They are about 1/3 covered in snow.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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I was watching the mountains today. Clouds lowering their skirts and playing peek-a-boo with the termination dust. I am going to miss the summer(which never was thus far this year). But, I am looking forward to the long, dark days of winter. Oatmeal again in the morning and stepping outside and feeling the nostrils stiffen at first breath.

Does anyone else feel the possibilities of winter? Am I nuts? What's wrong with me?
The National Weather Service has just issued a Special Weather Statement for the first frost of the season in Anchorage and Mat-Su for Monday morning.

Warnings for Anchorage, Alaska : Weather Underground

Local Weather Alert for Anchorage, AK - weather.com
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I was watching the mountains today. Clouds lowering their skirts and playing peek-a-boo with the termination dust. I am going to miss the summer(which never was thus far this year). But, I am looking forward to the long, dark days of winter. Oatmeal again in the morning and stepping outside and feeling the nostrils stiffen at first breath.

Does anyone else feel the possibilities of winter? Am I nuts? What's wrong with me?
The fall came a bit earlier in the interior, but it was a nice one. I came down to Anchorage for a few weeks to get some work done on some of our boats, nice to see the "Dust" coming down the mountains too.

Winter is when I take the track rig out to the cabin and snowmachine there too. I love the winters, it is getting a bit harder on the old body, but hasn't dampened the spirit at all. I have a window that overlooks the "Swamp" and I love to sit there with a cup of coffee and watch the Rabbits, Birds and Moose at subzero temps pass though or play.

Winter is quiet and clean, it makes the rest of the world go away. I love it. That is of course after the wood is cut and the snow is plowed...LOL
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I was watching the mountains today. Clouds lowering their skirts and playing peek-a-boo with the termination dust. I am going to miss the summer(which never was thus far this year). But, I am looking forward to the long, dark days of winter. Oatmeal again in the morning and stepping outside and feeling the nostrils stiffen at first breath.

Does anyone else feel the possibilities of winter? Am I nuts? What's wrong with me?
We feel and see it here as well. The temps are mixed, some nights quite chilly, some days still around 80 but the air is clear and the trees are changing. I love your comment about oatmeal: my husband just said a couple of days ago, isn't it about time for oatmeal?

Nita
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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Any suggestions as to where to shop for our winter gear? We ditched much of our stuff when we moved from PA to CA, and I'll leave it at that.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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REI for upscale stuff. Army Navy for work. Burlington Coat Factory factory seconds.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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REI for upscale stuff. Army Navy for work. Burlington Coat Factory factory seconds.
Tbh, money isn't an object. I want the best crap for my daughter and wife. Thanks for the tips though.
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