Monday, September 17, 2007
Much of South Central Alaska, and from what I hear, the interior as well, awoke the last few days to termination dust. For those new to Alaska or looking in from the outside, termination dust is the first dusting of snow on the tops of the mountains. In Anchorage it's most evident on the tops of the Chugach mountains. It not only is a heads up that fall is here, but a sad notification that it won't be long before that snow is everywhere. Compared to most of the state, Anchorage has pretty mild winters as far as temperature and snow fall, but it still gets darker and darker from here on out. There ought to be a Wikipedia article on termination dust, don't you think?