The wind has stopped!
In addition to the latest Iditarod news, here's one more great piece of information: The hurricane-like winds have stopped just in time for the Iditarod. I noticed last night around 10 pm that the apartment wasn't making all the usual noises, so I stepped outside, and sure enough, the wind had calmed down, and the flags on the flag pole two blocks away were just hanging on the flagpole.
Whoops, which reminds me, here's a video of the Alaska wind action from a few days ago:
Not one of my better video efforts, but I hope it helps share the idea of what the wind has been like here, even when it was calm.
I think the winds lasted very close to two weeks, plus or minus a day or two. I hope they're over now, but I'm not really counting on it, lol.