If you are not from the North you might not know about Chinook winds. Chinook winds are winds that blow in from the west usually, and carry warm air. This means that instead of Anchorage being a frozen wasteland for the next two months, or so we get a reprieve, and Anchorage becomes a slushy, dirty, muddy, wasteland for as long as the warm air holds out. Today we saw temperature's in the mid 30's, but no sun, just gray. Gray and mud everywhere. All the roads look like dirt roads and your car is filthily before you get anywhere.