Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Icy conditions persist in Interior Alaska storm warning extended

Check out this picture in the News Miner this morning from Monday:Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Icy conditions persist in Interior Alaska storm warning extendedI worry that Kate and I brought some New England weather with...

Lazy, Snowy Saturday

It's been a long week, so now I'm just sitting around listening to music in our little cabin. I only get to see our home in the light of day on the weekends. The days...

Sundogs

Thanks Jason for the picture.Here I am with Manbharat outside the Reichardt Building posing in front of two fantastic sun dog/pillar rainbows. I've never seen any as extensive as this. The optical effects here in...

10,. . . 9, . . . 8, . . . 7, . . .

. . . 6, . . .It's a countdown alright, just like New Years except we're not counting down time, but degrees fahrenheit. This is kind of exciting. It's about to be 30 degrees colder...

Cold Snap

Tuesday's forecast looks grim. I'm pretty sure it's just a reality check to let us know that it is in fact winter in the interior of Alaska. Recently our lows have been around 10 [deg]...

Finally a Few Aurora Photos from Murphy Dome

I took a drive out to Murphy Dome earlier tonight to take some pictures. It was a little eerie walking around in the dark by myself on top of the dome. By eerie I mean...

This is What Our Cabin Looked Like Tonight

It was really pretty, so I took a picture. But then I came back inside. Because it is cold. The Sun rises a little after 9am, and sets before 4pm, but when it's clear and...

Nocturnal Visitor

This little guy came to our suet feeder tonight for a few minutes. He's a northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus yukonensis). It was a cute little thing with huge eyes. I've never seen one that...

Fairbanks, Alaska

Night view of Fairbanks from the top of Murphy Dome. Kate and I haven't spent a whole lot of time in Fairbanks since getting here. So, we thought it would be a good day to...

Nanooks Won!

Kate and I went to a hockey game tonight between the UAF Nanooks and the Michigan Wolverines with one of Kate's friends and her family. It was a lot of fun and the Nanooks wiped...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Bear swipes at boy on way to school in Alaska town

Alaska is like that town that was near your town, but you would always say, "careful around that place. It's crazy."Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Bear swipes at boy on way to school in Alaska town

A Day of Firsts

Today I voted for the first time in the state of Alaska. Also, today our brand new car broke something fierce. Today was my first witnessed continuous sunrise/sunset. While Kate was driving me to school...

Sunrise from home

I finally had the chance to sleep in after one of the longest and hardest work weeks I have ever had. I think I worked an average of 16 hours a day this week, including...

Murphy Dome at night

I have a lot of new pictures I would like to share, I hope you don't mind. Jason and Alex, fellow grad students, and I drove up to Murphy Dome to try to photograph the...

Yesterday: Sunrise to Sunset

Yesterday the Sun rose at 9:00 am Alaska time. Every day here is a totally new play on the lighting over the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range. Yesterday was exceptional: clear, cold, bits o'...

Richardson Highway – Salcha, Harding Lake, Chena Lake, Chena River and North Pole

Kate and I went for a drive again, this time driving southeast on the Alaska Highway.  This is the same route we took into Alaska, but it was fairly overcast on the day we arrived...

Northern Lights

The aurora stopped by again tonight and I was camera ready. With the help of spaceweather.com it's pretty easy to stay on top of things. The statistical auroral oval provided by NOAA lets me know...

Plugging for the little guys

I want to start advocating for the use of more opensource software.  There is a whole philosophy with a lot of programmers that software should be freely distributed, many of them work incredibly hard to...

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