Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Again

It seems like I was just here a couple of days ago. I'm on my way to Barrow again and it looks like a windy 34°F today. No longer summer but no snow yet! This is going to be a really short trip as I should be back by the weekend.

Actually, I'm not complaining about the temperature. It has been so nice the last couple of days in Fairbanks after the heat of Southern California. It has been really nice to be out riding again, even for the boring commute.

 

16 comments:

SonjaM said...

Quote: '...No longer summer but no snow yet!... Are you kidding me? Summer barely started.

Trobairitz said...

34 - okay fine, I won't complain about our heat.. Sigh.

We finally had a 20 degree drop in temperature yesterday to 70ish. Was so nice to have cold feet for once.

RichardM said...

No, not kidding. There was some snow along the runway in Prudhoe Bay. The last time I was here folks were getting their boats ready to go into the water. Short summers here on the North Slope.

RichardM said...

I was looking at your 99°F temperatures over the weekend and was wondering if it was really as warm as it sounded. (It sounded pretty grim...)

But it sounds like things have cooled off to more survivable temperatures.

David Masse said...

Richard, you're like the climate canary in the winter mine. Looks like we'd better start planning an escape.

RichardM said...

"Canary in the winter mine", kind of a catchy title. But there really isn't anything new, by now, they have usually had a little bit of snow. Nothing that really sticks so I was a little surprised by the snow along the runway in Prudhoe Bay.

So where are you escaping to? Back to Italy?

Conchscooter said...

Indian in LA, snow in Barrow. A steady 90 in the Keys (and no Indian food.): you are the epitome of human adaptability to change.

RichardM said...

Wow! I'll take that as a compliment. But I don't think I adapt to crowds very well nor heat. So KW at certain times of the year is a place I couldn't handle. I don't know how you do it...

Dar said...

Richard, I envy you your ability to live in a place with short seasons. I dread winter here because of the constant rain and grey. I don't know how you adapt to shirt summers & long winters.

RichardM said...

If you don't enjoy winters, this may be the wrong place to call home. It's still summer-ish back in Fairbanks and it won't be Fall for at least a couple more weeks. Season's are something that I don't have any control over so why fight it...

David Masse said...

South of France would be nice...

realistically, Florida. We're like geese. I'm barely beginning to feel the tug of nature's call ever so faintly... fly south... fly south... fly south.

RichardM said...

How about wherever is as far south of the equator as Montreal is north. Kind of like the Arctic Tern instead of a goose.

VStar Lady said...

Richard have to agree with you that 32C is not pleasant (though today I wouldn't complain as it didn't get above 15.) We've been really lucky (in my opinion) to have a perfect summer temperature wise; reported on the news today only one extreme heat warning so far this summer. It is supposed to move up to more 'summer like' temps for the weekend and beginning of the week, 22 - 25 (Perfect!) It is what it is, and I'm not complaining.

RichardM said...

Sounds like pleasant summer temperatures and hopefully not too humid.

Unknown said...

Richard:

cool is better than hot and humid. It's been too hot here and we are grateful for the cooler temps. Much better riding weather if I had a bike with valid insurance.

bob: riding the wet coast

RichardM said...

Cold is always nicer than hot in my book. But I may be in the minority. Several who were up in Barrow for this meeting had commented on how "bone chilling" cold it was in Barrow.