12 December 2005

Heat Wave in the Tundra Triangle

First, I live within 5 miles of two villages: Atmauthluk and Kasigluk (which is really two villages across the river from each other also: Akiuk & Akula). At times, this ‘triangle’ is the only place people cannot travel, hence the ‘tundra triangle.’

Well, I just have to say that last week we had a heat wave. Most days it was right at 30, one day it was even 34 degrees. Needless to say a lot of snow melted & compacted. Oh, to boot, it rained! Yes, rained in December, in Alaska, on the YK Delta, rain! Unfortunately, now that it’s 9 degrees again, we have ice on the walkways and stairs with & without railings.

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