ANCHORAGE, AK. Clear skies provide a good chance to see the Northern Lights. We stay clear and brisk for Election Day too. And PLEASE-do not go skating on Anchorage area lakes and ponds yet! There have not been enough cold days to get a solid ice base yet. The city has reports you can check for ice thickness on local lakes....muni.org/parks (trail/ice status). There have been no tests of ice thickness yet, first reports are expected mid-November.