Sun returns to Barrow after absence of over two months

Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2001

BARROW (AP) -- The sun returns to Barrow after an absence of more than two months, but overcast skies were expected to keep people in the nation's northernmost city from seeing the dawn.

The sun was to peek above the horizon Tuesday at 12:58 p.m. for the first time since Nov. 18. But Barrow's ''day'' was to be a short one, just an hour and 24 minutes. The sun was to set again at 2:22 p.m.

''It doesn't look promising for people wanting to actually see the sun,'' said Donovan Price, manager of the National Weather Service Office at Barrow.

Tuesday's forecast called for cloudy skies and fog, he said.

From there, the daylight will increase rapidly. On Wednesday, the sun rises at 12:43 p.m. and sets at 2:37 p.m., a gain of 30 minutes.

On May 10, the sun will rise and stay above the horizon until August 2, Price said.

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