Sunlight to return to Barrow, Alaska |

Sunlight to return to Barrow, Alaska

Don Quilici

As is reported each year, Jan. 24 is a very special time of the year in the lives of approximately 2,000 hardy Alaskans. They live in a small community known as Barrow in northern Alaska, located on the edge of the Arctic Ocean. Barrow is also noted as the northernmost community in the entire United States.

Those folks have had to endure more than two months without any sunlight, since the sun dipped below the horizon way back on Nov. 18.

However, the sun will soon return to that part of the world.

If the weather cooperates, it will peek over the horizon, briefly on Jan. 24.

That day will also mark the return of more and more sunlight as the earth slowly moves toward the 24-hours of daylight of the summer season in the Arctic.

Summer is coming back to the Far North!

And, if you think that it is Wintery here in Carson City, check out these hand-selected locations in the Far North, as of yesterday:

Barrow, Alaska: High: -14 degrees, Low: -18 degrees.

Old Crow, Yukon: Had a High of: -11, A Low of: -16.

Fairbanks, Alaska: Had a High of: -21, Low: -30.

Grise Ford, Canada: Had a High of -26, A Low of: -29.

Resolute, Canada: A High of: -12, Low: -35, with a Wind Chill of -53 degrees!