I'm in the Arctic ... this is normal

Thursday, September 13, 2007
I woke up this morning to about 1 inch of snow outside.. and it's still snowing now. It's only September 13, 2007. Laugh all you want. :-)

Outside my front door

Where is the bay?

10 comments:

GH said...

Look on the bright side...no need to mow grass !

Kennie said...

grass? what grass?

J. Whelan said...

ME TOO!
It started yeasterday, then I wake up and it looks like friggen December.
Looks like we might be in for a LONG winter.
I keep hearing that the cold is dangerous. It's a dry cold so you can't feel it right away, and sometimes then it's too late...
Best of luck,
J

Kennie said...

Hey Joe,

Where we are were lucky as we are protected from most of the wind (because we are in a pocket). And yes, the cold up here is a dry one too and is dangerous. That's why all of us Westerners have big goose down parkas and winter boots for the North Pole :-)

Isn't living above the tree-line (or close to it) great?!

Bonnieupnorth said...

Dangerous....c'mon...It is only September....and you still have light. January and minus 30 is a different story but dress for it and just make sure you know your directions. My first time in AB I stayed at the B&B and went looking for the social services office down by the shore and health center not up by the school!

Kennie said...

Heck, I"m still running around most of the time in Sandals and a windbreaker still. We were more talking about that middle of the winter, January no light cold ... but good advice the same Bonnie - I will definitely know where I am going in the winter (good thing I also have my LED head light with me too up here).

gh said...

Westerner....thought you grew up in NB....Easterner; or maybe Southerner !!!

Kennie said...

were just all called westerners up here ... just makes it much easier to lump us all in the same category .. but I guess this year we are all from the East ...

Juanasi Akumalik said...

its all the same for me: Qadlunaat.

i noticed that the cold (winter) tempreture in winter down south is much colder than that of the north of 60. In the north, the snow freezes and you can actually walk on it. In the south its fluffy and the temperature is totally different. In the north you can feel the cold, but you can manage with a parka.....i always want to find out about the south cold and the north of 60 cold and how they differ cause I think -30 is a different -30 in the north? i would be interest to know if anyone has the technical know how....thanks

Kennie said...

Juanasi,

In the South, the air is usually more humid (most of the time) thus making it a "wet" cold that really gets into your bones. And, from my experience, we also have major shifts in temperatures in a relatively short time (ie: we can wake up in the morning and it's -20 and at noon it's about -8 depending on the sun). From what I've been told about the cold up North of 60 is that it's a dry cold (no moisture in the air), so you often don't really feel cold (at least to us Southerners) until it's some times too late. Don't know the technical difference... but I imagine some one out there does.

All I can say is that I have my goose down parka here with me and real snow boots (not my fleece hoodie and sandals that I wore all winter back in NB). I'll let you know if I notice any differences between my Southern Winter temperatures and my first North of 60 Winter Temperatures. Cheers!