You know, I’ve always thought it would be amazing to visit Alaska and experience an arctic winter day or two.
Since Sunday the weather and temperatures here in Missouri have been down right arctic. Yesterday about a foot of snow was dropped on the St. Louis metro area and the temperature plummeted.
This morning as I made breakfast and sent my husband off to work-with a huge mug of piping hot coffee in hand-the temp in St. Charles was -8 Fahrenheit, with a “high temperature” of -2. When the windchill was factored in it dipped to something like -25 or some such foolishness. According to what one of my Facebook friends posted, today’s temperatures in the St. Louis area are actually colder than the day’s high in the Northernmost town in the U.S.-which just happens to be Barrow, Alaska 🙂
I am one of those weird people that actually loves winter, but wow! This area hasn’t seen weather like this in something close to 20 years, so naturally most everything is shut down-including the library district where I work-yay for snow days!
Again, I love winter-the bundling up, the warm beverages, the boot-wearing, the scarfs, the snow-and again, I’ve always thought it would be neat to experience an Alaskan winter day. Little did I know that I could come pretty close to an Alaskan winter experience without ever leaving Missouri. But as so many of the locals will attest, Show Me State weather is a lot like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.