Category Archives: winter

Tracking Wind

This entry is part 41 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

This entry is part 41 of 133 in the series 2011 PhotojournalTemperatures 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. … Continue reading

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Slush and Ice

This entry is part 11 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

This entry is part 11 of 133 in the series 2011 PhotojournalMy 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 … 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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Crescent Bay Ice

Temperatures overnight were below freezing, but not by a lot, so I thought it was interesting to find there was still quite a bit of ice on Crescent Bay even into the afternoon.

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Salmon Lake Trail

Salmon Lake trail follows Salmon Creek up from the end of Silver Bay to Salmon Lake, and then further on up the valley, ultimately branching with the main current trail going over to Redoubt Lake Cabin, and a historical trail … Continue reading

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