Category Archives: winter

A Rough Fall?

This fall and early winter it has seemed like few days on the water very nice, and as a result I’ve been thinking that this year’s weather/sea state has been worse than last year’s which, for some reason, I remember … Continue reading

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Snow, Mountains, and Sunlight

Partial clearing made for some interesting views while Connor, Rowan, and I walked over to UAS this afternoon.

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Tracking Wind

Temperatures remained quite cold, but winds diminished significantly by later this afternoon. It was interesting to see all the polished ice intermixed with thin patches of wind sculpted snow. As windy as it got here over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Slush and Ice

My primary impression of winters in Sitka is not so much shaped by cold temperatures or the amount of snow that falls, but rather what happens in the days after it snows. When a high pressure from the Yukon pushes … Continue reading

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Winter Weather

There are two primary winter weather patterns that we see in Sitka. When high pressure builds over Canada, it will sometimes spill out over the coast mountains and push into the Gulf of Alaska. Winds are typically out of the … Continue reading

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Gallery: 20101203 Gloomy December

I was once told by someone originally from Anchorage that it was darker here (in Sitka) in the winter than in Anchorage. My first response was to say that didn’t make any sense – Sitka is significantly further south than … Continue reading

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