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Old 09-23-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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I was in Juneau after it hadn't rained in a couple days and the residents were starting to comment about how dusty it was getting. IOW, don't expect many sunny days down there. It is brilliant when the sun shines, but that isn't often.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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The number of sunny days varies from year to year. There hasn't been many the last couple of years. About half the sunny days occur in winter, which results in near single or teen digit temps.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: living in OKLA. heart in Alaska
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juneau site said 86 per year I can handle a lot of rain, but are we talking partly cloudy or pea soup fog?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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You're looking at a lot of cloudy days with no sun. There will be a few days where the sun breaks out for a bit, but still mostly cloudy. Rainy days are mainly showers off and on throughout the day. There are some days that are downpours, but most days it rains lightly. The difference between a light rain and shower is that the ground dries between showers. The sunny days are really nice. Just wish there were a few more of them.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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The weather is going to be a huge difference from where you're from (I grew up in North Texas, so I know what you're used to down there). The way I look at it though, is that so often down there you're hoping a cloud will come and block the sun just for a little break from the heat, and all summer long you're guaranteed that every day is going to be hot and miserable. I find it depressing to hate the sun. Up here, when the sun is out it's magnificent. It's not going to be like that all the time of course, but I think even a 10-20% chance of amazing beats a 100% chance of terrible.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: living in OKLA. heart in Alaska
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The weather is going to be a huge difference from where you're from (I grew up in North Texas, so I know what you're used to down there). The way I look at it though, is that so often down there you're hoping a cloud will come and block the sun just for a little break from the heat, and all summer long you're guaranteed that every day is going to be hot and miserable. I find it depressing to hate the sun. Up here, when the sun is out it's magnificent. It's not going to be like that all the time of course, but I think even a 10-20% chance of amazing beats a 100% chance of terrible.
thats exactly the point of moving up there...been living with a 100% of terrible for decades
20% chance of amazing would be a nice change.
won't let me rep ya but I tried
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