iPhone photo field report: I’ll probably stay in today. I went out to the car this morning and the 18 inches of additional NEW snow was up to my mid thigh (it’s drifting a lot with the high winds). I shoveled for a couple of hours and you would hardly know that I did. I’m guessing it is snowing at least 2 inches an hour (and it has been snowing all night). The main problem today is that the gusting winds (around 45 mph) are causing major snow drifts.
You would think school would get cancelled but that’s not the case. My young Alaska friend Gable (a middle school student) looked at me weird when I said schools back in Missouri would be cancelled for weeks with a snowfall like this one. Snow like this isn’t that big of a deal here. The photo above is from the Alaska Guardhouse where I am staying on the historic Fort Seward grounds in Haines. The building in the background is one of the old army barracks. Hopefully, the snow plow will come by soon.
ABOVE: A snow drift loom in this scene from the porch of the Alaska Guardhouse bed and breakfast located on the grounds of historic Fort Seward in Haines, Alaska after an early November blizzard. In the background is one of the fort’s former army barracks. SPECIAL NOTE: iPhone photo