Pat Shingleton: "Alaska and... The Name: Valentine..."
Alaska holds the distinction of being the largest state in area and almost twice the size of Texas. It is also home to America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet and its glaciers constitute 29,000 square miles. In Barrow, the Sun is below the horizon from November 20 through January 22. According to NOAA, six of the top 25 windiest cities in the United States are in Alaska and St. Paul Island ranks as the second-windiest location behind Mt. Washington, N.H. Weather extremes in Alaska include the lowest temperature at -80 degrees at Prospect Creek Camp and the highest at 100 degrees at Fort Yukon. The highest one day snowfall occurred in Thompson Pass with 62 inches on December 29, 1955. In closing and as you prepare your Valentine card, a reminder that it comes from of an interesting legend. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with the jailor’s daughter who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, he wrote her a letter, which he signed... "From your Valentine." I’ve located a few Valentine’s Day cities and one that I best not mention near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There’s lots of warmth today in Valentine, Nebraska. Loveland, Colorado and Loveland, Ohio and Loveland, Oklahoma. Plenty of look rose deliveries today in Belle Rose and St. Rose, Louisiana. Valentine's Day, 1895, and the all-time single snow event for our state recorded in Rayne, LA as two feet was reported.