Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Midnight Sun arrives in Longyearbyen, Norway

April 17....the sun sets for the last time until fall in Svalbard, Norway (above the Arctic Circle).  Today, the sun will stay up....and up....and up.  Until fall.

Of coure the snow won't ever fully melt there but what the heck.

They are lucky, the prevailing winds are blowing the Icelandic volcanic ash away from them.

Here is a picture from a resident's window (this website is not written in English but Google will offer to translate it for you from the Norwegian).

Meanwhile, Fairbanks, AK came within two degrees of setting a record high for yesterday and we....well we continue our cool down.

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