I, Zeb the Duck, asked my Alaska cousin, Eider Duck, to show us a little about winter at his home near Fairbanks, Alaska. Eider brought us some photographs. Eider said this was a rather mild winter at his house.
These photos were taken in early January 2015. At that time, the temperature was about 20 degrees below zero. Eider, some people do not consider that a mild winter.
These photos were taken more recently in March. The wind blew and the snow really fell.
Eider could not see the house across the street very well.
This snow had fallen during a warmer time.
The temperatures were close to 15-20 degrees above zero. We love the snow clinging to the trees.
Eider said there was between 2 and 3 feet of snow on the ground.
Previous snowfall did not melt the way it does in Denver. Eider said some evaporates and some just compacts as it waits for the spring thaw.
Eider said that this winter he did experience temperatures of 40 below zero, but not for extended periods of time.
Well, Eider, we in Denver, would not consider this a mild winter. Stay warm and stay inside, Eider. But we certainly appreciate your photographs. Thanks for sharing with us!