No 'light of day' until next May
One other point worth making here today: On a recent drive back and forth to Anchorage, Alaska, I realized that many places in Alaska won't see the light of day until next summer. I'm talking about the dark side of mountains, and all the ground (and many roads) that the mountains and trees will hide from the sun. With the sun just barely getting up and then creeping along the horizon, it's easy to see why it can get so cold up here -- the sun never gets a chance to warm up a large percentage of the ground.
On a related note, I've learned during several recent walks that I need to buy more warm everything -- gloves, shoes, winter hats, and warm underwear, lol.