12/25/2010-1/3/2011: A lack of sea ice allowed high winds, blizzard conditions, and cold temperatures to coat power lines in Savoonga, AK (St. Lawrence Island), with thick, freezing spray. Half the town w/o power, thus many water pipes froze. Power finally restored today.
THE SKY TONIGHT via Sky & Telescope
Jan. 3, 2013
*In this coldest time of the year, the dim Little Dipper hangs straight down from Polaris after dinnertime.
*Algol should be at minimum light for a couple hours centered on 752 pm EST.