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Old 02-25-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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How much snow is needed to delay schools in Ketchikan Alaska and as a bonus does anybody have any favorite weather memories of hard windstorms or snowstorms?

It is one of the most hilly towns in Alaska. Much more hilly then Juneau and further south so most of the time it falls as regular 35F rain when you think it should turn to snow.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketchikan,_Alaska#Climate Sorry but I don't know how to put in the graph to make it show on this site so you'll have to click on the link manually!

I'll type in the averages for January and February which are 38/28 and 41/31 on the dot with 13.88 inches of liquid and 12.74 inches. Man that's a LOT of rain and makes Portland Oregon look like Bend Oregon.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Ketchikan is in a temperate rainforest. What did you expect? You would be lucky to get one sunny day per month there.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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Ketchikan gets about four times the amount of rain that Seattle does.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District / Homepage

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The night of February 11, 2014, Ketchikan experienced a winter storm complete with plenty of snow and high winds. However, we were still able to have school on February 12. We received a number of phone calls and emails and were stopped on the street regarding the decision to stay open.
Ketchikan schools really doesn't close too much because of weather. When they do, ice is more likely to be the culprit than snow.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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Who are you quoting and what does that mean by being stopped on the street in regarding the decision? What is the most snow days Kathikan has had in a winter?

My parents know some people from Ketichikan that lived here for a few years that needed help and to make a long story short I learned some very interesting stories about their way of life and I wish we were more like it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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You're welcome.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK but missing Bethel!
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Re the "one sunny day per month" comment up thread... Every time I go there the sun breaks out. We were there for three weeks in 2009 and had several days of clear sunshine and high 70s low 80s. People like to grump about the rain, yes it rains, but don't blow it out of proportion...
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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Re the "one sunny day per month" comment up thread... Every time I go there the sun breaks out. We were there for three weeks in 2009 and had several days of clear sunshine and high 70s low 80s. People like to grump about the rain, yes it rains, but don't blow it out of proportion...
Every time you go there...in the summer...you see the sun, so therefore, the rain isn't as bad as they say.

Try living there year-round, and then come back and tell us about the rain.

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Old 03-14-2014, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Bwahahaa...I needed a laugh today, thanks. The rain will blow. Out of proportion. And blow, and blow and blow. Fire hose, anyone??
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I remember 2009! We all do! So, that was YOU? lol
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