Calm Before the Storm

Above: A strange system moves in prior to a strong winter storm, seen from University of Alaska Fairbanks.

A storm that blew into Interior Alaska recently brought with it snow, rain, strong winds, three days of closed public schools and left an estimated 14,000 people without power, heat or both. An article from the local News-Miner has more details along with photos of toppled trees.

The dramatic-sounding storm wasn’t as bad as the front that hit western-Alaska towns. And certainly¬†nothing compared to recent Typhoon Haiyan that ripped apart the Philippines, a monumental tragedy.

My photographs are from the night before the storm, and rather unusual for Fairbanks.

A streetlight obscured by trees blends fog nicely into the frame.

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A streetlight obscured by trees blends fog into the frame.

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One Comment on “Calm Before the Storm

  1. One of my wondrous delights in Ann Arbor years ago was to watch the shadows of trees drifting on fog—your picture brings back this fond memory—Claire

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