Monday, December 23, 2013
It's the start of winter here on Shemya, but hardly feels like it yet. The old timers here say that there's usually 4-5 feet of snow on the ground by Thanksgiving that lingers until April. As of today, we still have bare ground with the occasional dusting of snow. Temperatures are steadily in the 20's.
Oddly enough, I just checked the McMurdo webcam at the other end of the world. With the start of summer having recently arrived, they've still got a sprinkling of snow on the ground and daytime temperatures in the 20's.