Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Last Leaf Clings
It’s that time of year again. Most of the harvest gold leaves are now on the ground… except for a few lonely ones clinging for dear life but after tonight’s winds they will surely join the others on the ground.
It’s that time of year again. Most of the harvest gold leaves are now on the ground… except for a few lonely ones clinging for dear life but after tonight’s winds they will surely join the others on the ground. We still have a few of the barn red leaves (and every color in between) on a few trees, but they will eventually turn into barren tree tops. The days are growing shorter and the night is growing longer. In Alaska Autumn is like a fast moving train. And now that we’re almost done with October our thoughts turn to “when is it going to snow?”
For those of you hoping to get through Halloween without all the kids dressed like a stuffed parka (regardless of the costume underneath), you’ll be happy to know, that right now it’s not looking pretty good. In fact, it may just happen on Halloween weekend!!
But as you know that could all change. Just as soon as any meteorologist goes public and makes their best educated guess on the forecast it becomes the kiss of death.
However, I think it’s safe to say that at least for the weekend we’re looking at more scattered rain showers with a few isolated snow showers for the Anchorage Bowl. Downsloping will prevent any significant accumulation from happening. But, if needed, I’ll change this blog accordingly as the weather models become a little more consistent. Besides, I haven’t noticed anyone reading my blog anyway (except for my 7 year old son, and that’s only because I let it count as one of his reading materials for his 2nd grade reading log).
But, back to the weather! Expect a few more tranquil autumn days with cloudy skies and a touch of frigid winter setting in. You may see a few scattered showers and gusty winds for your weekend. A few sun breaks are also a good possibility. It’ll be the perfect unwinding and mood reflecting weather (to think about all the plans you have for this winter).
And for all of you winter chasing, snow lovin, North Face wearin Alaskans just itching to unleash your inner- snowman then rest assured the snow will fall…maybe not this weekend, but if there’s one thing ma nature never lets us down on is the fact that Alaska will get snow on and off between the months of November through March (and sometimes April).
So sit back, buckle up, and get ready for yet another winter ride in the Great Land!