Post # 1
Normally I don’t whine about Alaskan winters, but it was -28 degrees at my house yesterday and now neither of our trucks will start (our dogs chewed through the only extension cords we had, so they weren’t plugged in yesterday. Our dumb fault.) and I’ve missed both my classes today and am about to miss work! Urghhhhhhh.
Luckily my bosses understand the fact that I live farther north than them and weather in my town is a lot worse, but I still feel like a jerk. Stupid freaking weather. Boo.
I would really appreciate it if it was just summer already! No more of these cold snaps, please! Bah.
Post # 3
@acciotoni: AH! Negative 28!!! That is crazy. Here I complain when it gets down to freezing here in Northern California.
I just Googled your location…today I learned where Wasilla, AK is. How long does it take you to get to Anchorage? I have family in that area.
Post # 4
@Treejewel19: Yeah, -28 is the lowest it’s been at my house this year, so I guess I should be thankful it’s not -50, which is what it was a couple years ago around this time, bleckkkkk!!!
I don’t live in Wasilla now actually, it’s where I grew up, where our wedding was held, and where I work. I live in Willow, which is about 45 minutes north of Wasilla (and much colder, wah!). Wasilla is about 45 miles from Anchorage though!
Post # 5
@acciotoni: Ahh I see, towards Denali. Well I am thinking warm thoughts for you!
My Darling Husband and I are trying to plan a land and sea trip to Alaska. What is the best month to come in your opinion? We were thinking July or August.
Post # 6
@acciotoni: I hate the cold, I live in PA, grew up in CT and I could never imagine living somewhere colder. I am really hoping to move further south eventually. I need sunshine and warmth, the winter is very depressing.
Post # 7
@Treejewel19: Well, weather is still pretty winter-y in May (snow usually doesn’t melt away completely until the middle of May or later sometimes) so I would suggest between June and September, maybe even into October (it starts getting cold at the end of October).
One thing to keep in mind is that the height of summer is PACKED with tourists. Ridiculously packed, lol. If that doesn’t bother you then by all means, come then! But I personally hate how crowded AK gets around July so I always advise people coming closer to “off” season.
Alaska is amazing, though, so I definitely suggest a trip up to anyone! It’s a completely “one of a kind” place.
Oh, and one thing you might not know is that if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, you’ll be out of luck during the summer months. The sun is up 90% of the day during the peak of summer and it isn’t cold enough for them to come out. If Northern Lights are what you’re after, Jan-Feb are usually the best months (but people usually don’t want to visit then 😉 haha)
@hma812: You know, I don’t know if it’s my “Alaskan blood” or what, but I usually don’t mind the cold! It’s just been such an inconvenience lately, I’m sick of it! However, I do find myself yearning for the warm months quite often lately 😉
Post # 8
@acciotoni: UGH plleleeeaaaase I am so with you OP.
I HATE WINTER. I hate waking up in the dark. I hate being cold all the time. I hate having to put on 900 layers just to go around the corner for a beer or some bread. Winter can suck it.
Plus summer is when I’m getting married, so there’s that too.
I basically spend the whole winter waiting for it to get warm again and the whole summer dreading the winter.
I really need to move somewhere warmer.
Post # 9
I live in Winnipeg Mb Canada and I have my whole life so I can say that the cold is something Im used too lol
Right now its ONLY -9C (16F)! So nice out compared to what its been lately. The coldest we have had was just a couple weeks ago and it was -44 lol Its normally hovering around -20 lately though 😀
This is what our weather is lookin like for this week… actually not bad…
Post # 10
Haha…I’ll trade you! I’m sitting here sweltering in the Australian heat. I cannot wait for winter.
Went dress shopping a few times in the last couple of weeks. It is so hard to try on big long dresses when you’re all sticky. Yuck!
Post # 11
@Bebealways: Perhaps you need a warmer coat? I got one of those crazy long down puffy coats from Eddie Bauer a few years ago. It is the warmest thing, one of best purchases ever.
sometimes in winter I have to roll my car windows down because it gets hot. I really recommend it, if you can stay warm in winter that’s half the battle and I no longer need 100 layers. I could wear a bikini with that thing and be toasty.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Oh man!!!!!! It’s not that bad here in central Pennsylvania, but the weather is still bad enough to make my 45 minute commute up over some mountains about awful. And I could totally stay with a friend where I work when the weather is bad so I don’t have to miss it… except there’s no place to park my car. I have to pay $10 to park it in a downtown garage because there ARE no overnight lots in town and where my friend lives, I can’t park on the street where they might do snow removal. It’s actually quite ridiculous.
My boss is so cool about me not coming to work with bad weather (case in point, I didn’t go in yesterday) because I’m technically part time, but I can’t really AFFORD to do that! (Because I make beans :P, and a missed day at work is drastic.)
I am looking for higher paying full time work, and I’m dreading what will happen when I CAN’T take off, and if it’s still going to be 45 minutes away 🙁 SPRING/SUMMER GET HERE SOON!!!!
Post # 13
And I thought we had it bad with -7 with the WIND CHILL!!
Post # 14
@acciotoni: I will no longer complain about the cold weather. I thought 15 with a wind chill of 1 was bad.
I hope these next few months hurry along so you guys can get warm!
Post # 15
I don’t mind the cold (well, extreme cold would be a problem–we were in the negatives all last week), but the ice SUCKS.
Post # 16
@Sunnyday278: Ugh! That sucks, I feel you!
@RoyalLime: Oh man, in Wasilla (where it was a bit warmer about -20) they had 60-80mph wind yesterday!! I don’t even want to THINK about how cold it felt there! Luckily there’s hardly any wind ever in my town, so we usually don’t have to worry about it. But I know how bad wind chill can feel, so I understand your pain!
@arsing89: Thank you!!! It’s not normally this cold in AK, definitely a cold snap. Usually it’s above zero, around 20 lately. So I’m not digging this weather that’s over 40 degrees colder than our temps last week! Brr! Bring on summer!
@vorpalette: AGREED. A couple weeks ago it RAINED (in January in Alaska, wtf? for two days straight, then the next day was -10. They had to shut down all the schools because our state was literally an ice rink! Devil ice!
@Bebealways: I can handle winter, but I always maintain that as soon as January 1st hits, winter needs to GTFO. Who needs it anymore?! But no, the stupid white stuff continues to stick around for like 4 months. Stupid snow.
ps: I love when I see you comment, Tennant will always be my favorite doctor!