On this page you will need to address the weather concerns and climate of the arctic.


Week #2 Begin on Monday, February 16th and post answers on your wiki by Friday, February 20th.

p.s. There are a lot of Alaska weather links at the bottom of this page. Ms B.


1. What does cold feel like? Write a short paragraph describing cold. Post it on your group's wiki.

Weather
When you’re cold you could feel shivers down your spine. You could feel like you want 20 quilts on top of you and then hibernate. Your muscles could ache and your head could hurt. If it’s cold enough you could catch hypothermia. You could start shivering and shaking. You could also get goose bumps. Some people feel the cold and some people don’t.
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2. Look at the various weather sites about weather in Alaska. (As I'm writing this it's colder in Saskatchewan than it is in Alaska. BRRRRRR).

List on your group's wiki the health and safety concerns that the mushers and dogs will have to face on the race. Describe what the weather during the race may be like.


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3. Write the word Frostbite on your wiki. Write five words that you think of when you think of Frostbite.

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Frostbite

Really cold

Ocean water
Snow
Totally cold
Blizzard
Ice
Totally frozen
Extremely cold
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Cold feels like freezing water on your skin and your skin feels cold as ice. Cold feels like a fridge.

F reezing
R eally cold
O h no
S nowing
T errible
B lizzard
I cy
T oques
E xtreme cold
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4. Research Doug Swingley, a musher in 2004, what made him withdraw from the race? Write a short paragraph on what happened to Doug Swingley. How could he have stayed in the race? What could you learn from his experience?




Weather on the trail.



National Weather Service

Alaska Weather

Alaska Weather Map

Alaska Weather Cams