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Old 03-01-2014, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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It has not been my experience that people are interested in the weather in remote areas. The overwhelming majority just want to know what the weather was like in Alaska, as if it were the size of Maryland or Rhode Island, or Hawaii, where a single storm can cover the entire State.

The overwhelming majority have absolutely no concept of the size of Alaska, and all the different weather patterns that includes. From extreme cold in the interior, to massive amounts of snowfall in the Prince William Sound area and along the Coastal Mountain Range, to the wind-swept southwestern Alaska, to the copious amounts of rainfall that falls in the panhandle.

If they want to know about the weather in a particular area of Alaska they should at least be smart enough to state which area. After all, there are more mountain ranges in Alaska than in the entire lower-48 combined, which greatly effects weather patterns.
So why not take the opportunity (or at least not interfere with others when they take the opportunity ) to give outsiders a different perspective or educate them a little? It doesn't help anyone understand this state better when people who live here act like only a few small parts of the state matter. And just a thought, if outsiders aren't interested in remote areas of Alaska, why aren't any of those Alaskan reality shows filmed in Anchorage?
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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23 above in Barrow right now with almost no wind. Feels like late Spring, early Summer!
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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So why not take the opportunity (or at least not interfere with others when they take the opportunity ) to give outsiders a different perspective or educate them a little? It doesn't help anyone understand this state better when people who live here act like only a few small parts of the state matter. And just a thought, if outsiders aren't interested in remote areas of Alaska, why aren't any of those Alaskan reality shows filmed in Anchorage?
Are you seriously suggesting spending hours describing one day of weather in Alaska for remote areas, particularly when nobody asked or even cares?

"It snowed in Valdez this winter." Really? Who would have thought that was possible!

When was the last time any lower-48er asked about the weather in Galena, Ninilchik, or Cold Foot? Why would you volunteer this information if not asked? Most lower-48ers are so stupid they think Alaska is another country that resides somewhere off the coast of Baja California.

You obviously are not aware that those "reality shows" are anything but reality.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Was 51 degrees and sunny 15 miles northeast of Kenai yesterday...and is currently 12 degrees this morning. Brrrrr...
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Are you seriously suggesting spending hours describing one day of weather in Alaska for remote areas, particularly when nobody asked or even cares?
Now you're just making stuff up. I never said anything remotely like that.

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"It snowed in Valdez this winter." Really? Who would have thought that was possible!
Yeah, who would be interested in the winter weather in a place that sets global records for snowfall?

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When was the last time any lower-48er asked about the weather in Galena, Ninilchik, or Cold Foot? Why would you volunteer this information if not asked?"
Please read the title of this thread. Does it say Anchorage or Alaska? I'm really not sure why you're getting so bent out of shape about people in rural areas answering a simple question. Apparently we should start asking Anchorageites for permission before we post, so they can decide what all the lower 48ers want to learn about.

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You obviously are not aware that those "reality shows" are anything but reality.
I'm aware that a lot of lower 48ers watch them, and that they're mostly (perhaps exclusively) focused on remote and rural areas, rather than the population centers that you seem to think are so captivating.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Was 51 degrees and sunny 15 miles northeast of Kenai yesterday...and is currently 12 degrees this morning. Brrrrr...
Nice here too yesterday; got up to about 40 and only down to 26 now. Getting some of my driveway back, but I'd rather have snow.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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38 winters here in south central for me, these last two have been by far the most mild compared to any prior.
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Now you're just making stuff up. I never said anything remotely like that.
Of course you did. You want to post the weather conditions about every remote area in Alaska, regardless whether they want to know that information or not. Because it is not Alaska if it does not include Bettles, AK.

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Yeah, who would be interested in the winter weather in a place that sets global records for snowfall?
Here is an idea. How about the people who actually ask?
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Please read the title of this thread. Does it say Anchorage or Alaska? I'm really not sure why you're getting so bent out of shape about people in rural areas answering a simple question. Apparently we should start asking Anchorageites for permission before we post, so they can decide what all the lower 48ers want to learn about.
I am not sure why you are getting all bent out of shape because Chitna or Tok was not specifically mentioned.

Who gives a damn? Certainly not the individual who created the thread, or they would have asked specifically about the weather in remote areas where nobody lives.

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I'm aware that a lot of lower 48ers watch them, and that they're mostly (perhaps exclusively) focused on remote and rural areas, rather than the population centers that you seem to think are so captivating.
A lot of lower-48ers are morons, that has already been well established. Obviously residents of Valdez should not be excluded from that characterization either.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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38 winters here in south central for me, these last two have been by far the most mild compared to any prior.
Thankfully we have much more objective evidence to go by, like actual temperatures and snowfall records.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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FFS Glitch, get over yourself. You were the one trying to play internet cop and tell everyone what people do and don't want to hear about. So we can't describe the weather in our own towns now (in a thread about the weather in Alaska, not Anchorage) because Glitch doesn't think anyone is interested? Whatever, dude. Go take a valium or something.
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