Are you seeing more hours of darkness as winter is coming? When will it stay dark most of the time? Is the weather changing to more wind, snow, or cold?
Answered by Jim McClintock on 5/4/2004 3:15:41 PM
Hi Nikkie - As I type this message to you I am looking out of my office window and the sky is just barely beginning to lighten up. It is 8:15 am! And this afternoon it will be dark by 4:30 pm. So our days are definately growing shorter as the winter approaches. We are also seeing bigger and bigger storms. For example, yesterday we had a terrific blow! The wind gusts topped off at 76 miles per hour (hurricane force!), with sustained speeds of about 55 miles per hour. The roof over my bedroom rattled during the night, and the American flag in front of the building made a terrible racket as it hung to the pole for dear life. Interesting, the winds blew so hard that they removed all the snow from the rocky hillsides, exposing the bare rock again. But I bet before we leave in two weeks the rocks will be once again coated with fresh snow. Thanks for the question and enjoy those warm spring days back home! Cheers, Jim