Here is an annual mid-November report on some dark and cold locations in the far north.
Barrow is a small community which is located in remote, northern Alaska on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, and is noted for being the northernmost community in the entire United States.
It has some 300 days of frost each year!
Barrow is also noted for one other very important fact: On November 18 each year, its 2,000+ residents experience an event that most of us have never seen.
In three more days, on Nov. 18, the sun dips below the horizon at Barrow for the last time this year.
It will not rise again until January 24, 2008.
That's a mind-boggling period of more than two months without any sunshine. Yipes!
Weather wise, the forecast for Barrow for Nov. 18 is for a high of 3 degrees and a low of -1 degrees with the possibility of snow showers.
And, If you think that Barrow is cold and dark, check out these other temperatures in the far north:
Fairbanks: High of 7 and low of 3 with snow showers.
Nome: A high of 16 degrees and a low of 12 degrees, partly cloudy.
Nuiqsut: High of 8, low of 5 with snow showers.
Prudhoe Bay: High of 6 and a low of 4 with snow showers.
Umiat: High of 0 and low of 0 with snow showers.
Inuvik: High of 12, low of 3, cloudy.
Sachs Harbor: High of 0, low of -4, clear.
Yellowknife: High of 21 and low of 18 mix of sun and clouds.
Alert: High of -12 and low of -29, clear.
Arctic Bay: High of -15 and low of -22, cloudy.
Eureka: High of -24 and low of -39 with a trace of precipitation.
Grise Fiord: High of -18 and low of -24, clear.
Resolute: High of -15 , low of -20 , cloudy.
Old Crow: High of 7 degrees and low of -13 degrees with snow flurries.
Watson Lake: High of 16 degrees and low of 7 with snow flurries.
So, if you have been complaining about Carson City's chilly mornings, relax.
You could have it a whole lot worse, if you lived at places like Alert, Arctic Bay, Eureka, Grise Fiord or Resolute.
Heck, their temperatures make Carson City seem like Bali, Hawaii or Tahiti by comparison.