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Fairbanks, Alaska: Close the Schools! It’s RAINING!

Mountain in the background with dried grass coated in ice in the foreground.

When I was growing up, going to public schools in Wisconsin, it seemed like we rarely got a snow day. However a lot of private schools seemed to close at the drop of a hat. We used to joke that they’d close when it rained.

Let me tell you, winter rain is a catastrophe in Alaska. In winter, the ground is cold, so any rain falling freezes as soon as it hits the ground. We end…




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Karen Remick

Karen Remick

Scientist (PhD Space Physics), Inventor, INTJ, and all around strange person.

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