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Anchorage digs out after record snowfall

Bush inaction on global warming at fault

The Associated Press

Published: April 26th, 2008 12:37 PM
Last Modified: April 26th, 2008 12:37 PM

Anchorage continues to dig out from a snowfall that set a record for the day and the month.The National Weather Service says 17.2 inches fell at its office just south of Anchorage's international airport and 22 inches fell in northeast Anchorage on Friday and Saturday.

The heaviest snow fell between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday at a rate of almost two inches per hour.

The monthly total at the weather service office is now 29.7 inches, breaking a record from 1963 when 27.6 inches fell during April.

The 15.5 inches that fell Friday is the third-most for any one day in Anchorage. The record is the 25.7 inches that fell six years ago on March 17, 2002.

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/387743.html

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Oh me!

Oh my!

The sky is falling!

And ...

It's getting flakey!

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God love the people in Anchorage! (Been there many times!) They know how to deal with snow. It's just that in late April, it's a 'bit' unexpected. Here's hoping that this will help slow down the glacial melting!

If one has never been to Alaska, please go; you will see wondrous things and come to understand the jewel that the North has.

(And don't necessarily do the "package" tours; make your own itinerary.) And get a rental car and visit the sites of our Eastern and Orthodox brethren that don't make it onto the schedules of the tour companies. There is a Byzantine Catholic parish in Anchorage (off Artic Boulevard) and a number of Russian style Orthodox parishes in the metro area.

Bring a camera! The snow-topped Chugach mountains as seen from downtown Anchorage under a full moon are like nothing else. And if you get to Fairbanks, go to Chena Hot Springs on the Arctic Circle. Soaking in the hot springs under a night sky will make the wonder of God's creation not a matter of faith, but a matter of certitude.

Blessings to all of our Alaska brethren! And Blessings to all who venture north to witness God's magnificent creation. (And a special blessing to all the dogs who make life viable in the North!) [Sorry, I like dogs and appreciate their role in our human existence!!]

Blessings to All!

Dr John


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