Chinook leads to slightly warmer winter weather in Fairbanks
While thanks to the positioning of the Rossby waves the Lower 48s have had a terrible cold winter, Alaska has had a relative mild winter so far. Well at least, what I call mild. By living in Alaska, I sort of got adapted to the cold. When i first came here, I did not understand why many Alaskans run around in shorts, bunny boots, and T-shirts when temperature are just below the freezing point. I could not imagine to be able to don bare legs in such temperature conditions. Well, at Sourdough status of 13, I am.
Keeping feet warm
Why big boots? The warm feet conduct heat to the boots that themselves conduct heat to the colder surface. Thus, sandals or flip flops are a no-no. Way too cold.
I solved that problem of heat conduction by wearing my boot toppers again. For those who have not read my Top of the Boot review post, boot toppers are socks with a nice faux fur top. One can adjust the position of the faux fur top to any position from ankle high to knee-high. They come in different animal prints and even in bright colors for the daring fashionistas and younger ladies.
Wearing a shearling jacket just for style
Just for style I added my shearling motorcycle jacket. It provides that stylish element of warm climate bloggers when they wear their coats open. However, I believe them that they feel cold and that they close the coat as soon as the photo shots are taken. I believe that for them it is like having taken my indoor outfit photo outside on a -30F (-34.4C) day. See the link for an outfit inspiration with shearling motorcycle jacket and a plaid shirt see the post at the link.
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Photos: G. Kramm
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