As for all of the aforementioned trees...just gotta hope that God keeps them off my house tonight, because that would be bad indeed in these wicked temperatures, which aren't expected to get above freezing again for days.
Of course, while some of us worry about such conditions here, the Yukon Quest is currently running across western Canada and eastern Alaska, and 17 mushers and their dogs are trekking a thousand miles in worse conditions, even sleeping outside as they run this race, which could take as long as two weeks from start to finish.
(As of this writing, Brent Sass has taken the lead from Allen Moore, and Lance Mackey needs to get it in gear if he ever wants to move up out of 13th place. Ain't no money for 13th, Lance!) Dave Dalton's in 9th, and my dogs are looking at me like I'm insane for saying that we should try this next year. "Not even in a heated car," they say.
Looks like most of the mushers are still bunched up in Dawson City for the mandatory 36-hour rest, but a few are already about as far as Eagle. Should be a good finish. Current weather in Dawson, Yukon, Canada, is 19f, or, warmer than here, and with no indicated wind. Hell, the Yukon dog-sled teams actually have better weather than I do right now!
If you're under this storm system, take care. It's no joke out there. And