Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44DELTA JUNCTION GUIDE 9 We get an incredible amount of daylight dur- ing the summer months here in Delta. In fact during the longest days of June it never really gets dark. That situation is reversed in December when there are very very few hours of light. Delta is famous around interior Alaska for the wind. Most days there is at least a gentle breeze and occasionally it feels like a light hurricane around here. Interior Alaska is not a rainy place at all although most of our precipitation does fall during July August and September. Winter months are driest. Speaking of winter it does get chilly here at times but like everywhere else you just learn to live with it rather than fight it.Temperatures below zero are the norm for many days during the winter months and many thermometers arent helpful here because they read only to minus 20F. A good Delta thermometer ought to reach at least minus 70F although thankfully tem- peratures below minus 50F rarely last long. Winter does have some spectacular parts like brilliant displays of Northern Lights aurora borealis.Some Alaskans even pre- fer winter to summer snow sports are very popular here. Daylight The Delta area does not experience a true Midnight Sun at the time of the summer solstice however it never gets really dark then either. On June 21 and 22 the longest days of the year the official sunrise time is 114 am. Sunset occurs at 1016 pm for a total of 21 hours and 2 minutes of sunlight. In December its not totally dark either. December 18 according to the charts is actually the shortest day with sunrise at 933 am and sunset at 146 pm. Thats 4 weather it does get chilly... Whats To Do In Winter At 30 Below Festival of Lights takes place in February sponsored by the Delta Junction Chamber of Commerce. Events include fundraisersand fireworks. Skiing and snowmachining Ice fishing and ice skating Hockey hockey hockey Northern lights viewing School activities and sports continued on next page BOTH facebook.comSebastianSaarloos Sundogscientific name parhelia are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either horizontal side on the sun often co-occurring with a luminous ring known as a halo.