Well here we are almost to the end of the month. November started out here with bare earth and we are ending up with 15 inches on the ground. According to the NWS FAI we are in the top 10 for snowy Novembers. Coming in at 8th place with and week left the possibility of moving up to 7th place. Here on the old stump ranch we have 31 inches recorded for snowfall. Most of it was in 1 week period were 2 storms back to back came out of Siberia and hit us from the NW quadrant. Coldest temps recorded so far was -23 below. So far state wide there has been no 30 below temps which we should be pushing. Looking ahead I see an mild winter here for Alaskan standards. Chucki Sea and the Bering Sea are still Ice free, Norton Sound is still open and not much shore fast ice along the coast.
The storm track is up long the Russian coast instead of across the gulf so those big storms been pumping warm air up into the artic area, Several times this month the freezing level along those tracks been as high as 14K ASL.
Along the chain they got hit with one storm couple days ago packing hurricane force winds. That storm is now in the Bering. Marine forecast last night show area having 50 foot seas. Ah the wonderful days of wind singing the rigging and the pleasure of sleeping on the deck as it was too rough to sleep in the bunk.
All for now
Keep an log on the fire and candle in the window