It’s getting hot up here… 9 Degrees Celsius!

On days like today, those of us who call the North Cape our home, can’t help but smiling.  With the air temperatures around 9 degrees Celsius (48 F) and lots and lots of sun, we are breaking out our short sleeve shirts and shorts. And with the midnight sun, well, we’re breaking out the bubbly andContinue reading “It’s getting hot up here… 9 Degrees Celsius!”

Spring in the North Cape = Snow, Sun, Rain, Clouds…

In May, the weather changes by the minute with temperatures slightly above freezing.  A fast-moving snow storm blows through coating all in white, but a half hour later the snow has melted on the streets and walkways.   Yes, this is May 5th in the North Cape:

Gray is Ok

The weather has taken a little turn: Temperatures above freezing, wind and occasional rain showers. Which means that some areas are no longer ski-friendly 🙂 but it also means that my son can skip rocks in the ocean and my daughters can look for treasures. And I have to admit that I’m not upset toContinue reading “Gray is Ok”

A Norwegian’s idea of Perfect Easter Weather

In Norway, we have an expression that you might be unfamiliar with, depending on where you live in the world…. it’s called “perfect Easter weather” (perfekte påskevær).  We don’t mean green grass, daffodils and tulips, and short sleeves.  We mean this: Snow, sun and little or no wind… perfect weather for Norwegians to enjoy during their weekContinue reading “A Norwegian’s idea of Perfect Easter Weather”

14 hours of daylight.. soon to be 24

The midnight sun is just around the corner.  In the next 6 weeks we will go from 14 hours of daylight to 24/7.  Today the sun rises at 5:15 am and will set at 7:25 pm.  This is the view from our house.. sun and snow, lots and lots of snow.

Storm watching

Today the skies and waves were in constant motion.  Gale force winds whipped through our town, one minute revealing crisp blue skies, the next, a whirl of snow flakes and low visibility.  These three photos give a small glimpse into the ever-changing skies today: