Rain, Rain Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day…But Not Till Late Spring!

We are currently experiencing our 4th meltdown of the winter!   Thank goodness the K300 mushers came through two days ago and not today; it’s been raining most of the night.

It’s currently 37 degrees and should again hit 40 later this week; this is getting to be an all too common occurrence this winter.  One bright spot about these meltdowns, for those that have lost all the snow off the roofs now is a good time to get up there and clean those chimneys out!  Be careful, however!

If I’m not mistaken we had three meltdowns last winter and three the year before that!

Folks here in the far northern latitudes can definitely attest to numerous changes going on with our climate, but it’s unfortunate that so many others around the world can’t experience it for themselves.  Considering human nature, people don’t change behaviors until it’s obvious that it will affect them directly.  Unfortunately, those changes might come a little too late!

Granted there have been warm spells in the past as elders will attest to, but many of those same elders understand that many of the climate concerns are real.

In future posts we’ll follow the status of the ice up in the Arctic so stay tuned.

 

The Kuskokwim at 5:00 pm on Martin Luther King day 2014

The Kuskokwim at 5:00 pm on Martin Luther King day 2014

The Aniak Slough at FAA landing.

The Aniak Slough at FAA landing.

Here's what the Aniak Slough looked like two days ago when Jeff King came through for the k300.

Here’s what the Aniak Slough looked like two days ago when Jeff King came through for the k300.

Current conditions in Napaimute - photo my Megan Leary

Current conditions in Napaimute – photo my Megan Leary

Current temperature in Aniak at noon.

Current temperature in Aniak at noon.

 

Weather history showing how much above normal we are.

Weather history showing how much above normal we are.

 

For the 2nd time this winter we are warmer than much of the east coast!!

For the 2nd time this winter we are warmer than much of the east coast!!

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