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Old 06-02-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Some of the extremes of various parts of Alaska:
* Extremely cold
* Extremely expensive
* Extremely remote
* Extremely wet - rain/snow
* Extreme risk of earthquake - I could be wrong on this. The Ring of Fire runs through a large coastal area.
* Extremely scenic - I'll never forget the movie about Alaskan scenery that I watched at the theater.
* Extreme risk of tsunamis? - I may be completely wrong on this? Off coast earthquakes create tsunami's. A huge risk in the Oregon/Washington area.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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Some of the extremes of various parts of Alaska:

* Extremely cold

Only in the middle of winter. Part of what seems extreme is the length of winter.

* Extremely expensive

Depends on where in the state you live. In Anchorage, Fairbanks, and larger towns in SE, not so much.

* Extremely remote

Depends on where you live and what you mean by "remote". There are places in the south 48 that can take as long to reach or cost as much to reach.

* Extremely wet - rain/snow

Not really. The Great Lakes region of the US can get more snow. The coast tends to get more rain just like the Pacific NW and the Gulf Coast. The Interior tends to be drier, less snow and rain similar to the mid-continental US.

* Extreme risk of earthquake - I could be wrong on this. The Ring of Fire runs through a large coastal area.

Again, depends on where you are. Sure, the ROF runs along the coast, but it runs the Pacific Coast down south too.

* Extremely scenic - I'll never forget the movie about Alaskan scenery that I watched at the theater.

What they show at theaters tends to be the MOST dramatic. A lot of the scenery is dramatic because it hasn't been built all over.

* Extreme risk of tsunamis? - I may be completely wrong on this? Off coast earthquakes create tsunami's. A huge risk in the Oregon/Washington area.

Again, associated with the ROF so that's not unique to AK. Consider Japan which is also on the ROF. A lot of the "risk" is due to where man decided to build. There are dumb places to put a town everywhere. If you decide to build down at sea level on a flat shore inside a fjord a tsunami is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Some of the extremes of various parts of Alaska:
* Extremely cold
Eh, depends on where you are at...

* Extremely expensive
Depends on what you are comparing it to. I just spent a week in Seattle & Portland and they were paying more for gas there than I do in the Valley.

* Extremely remote
Again, depends on where you are talking about. Living in the Valley is a lot less remote than the logging camps I grew up in...

* Extremely wet - rain/snow
Again, depends where you are at. The North Slope is technically a desert.

* Extreme risk of earthquake - I could be wrong on this. The Ring of Fire runs through a large coastal area.
Again... not really anymore than what you find in California.

* Extremely scenic - I'll never forget the movie about Alaskan scenery that I watched at the theater.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Come for a visit.

* Extreme risk of tsunamis? - I may be completely wrong on this? Off coast earthquakes create tsunami's. A huge risk in the Oregon/Washington area.
Not really. Along the coast, maybe. But the geography of the Cook Inlet means Anchorage will never get hit.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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Also known for, Extreme stereotypes lol
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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* Extremely wet - rain/snow

Not really. The Great Lakes region of the US can get more snow. The coast tends to get more rain just like the Pacific NW and the Gulf Coast. The Interior tends to be drier, less snow and rain similar to the mid-continental US.
Really. Coastal areas of Alaska get huge amounts of rain and snow, more so than any other places in the US.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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This time of year it's extremely hot and extremely light. It's 11:25pm and is as light as can be outside. When I finish my beer and wake up for coffee at 5:30am it will already be sunny again. That's if it ever really got dark, which it doesn't.

Definitely the most exciting time of the year for me.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Extremely hot? How is that possible in Alaska? I'm just curious as I live in Florida and we have extremely hot for about 6 months.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Extremely hot? How is that possible in Alaska? I'm just curious as I live in Florida and we have extremely hot for about 6 months.
Extremely hot is defined differently in various parts of the country. Here, 70 degrees is extremely hot. 80 degrees is almost unbearable.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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No one knows what to do when it gets in the 70's and 80's up here. I think only two businesses and one guy named Frank have central air conditioning in the entire state. No one can cool themselves down and everyone and everything starts to stink. Sweaty, hot Alaskans are just the worst. They become cranky and b**** about the two or three days of hot temps.

60's are the sweet spot up here IMO.

We have possible frost in the interior tomorrow night though. WTF, it's june!
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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No one knows what to do when it gets in the 70's and 80's up here. I think only two businesses and one guy named Frank have central air conditioning in the entire state. No one can cool themselves down and everyone and everything starts to stink. Sweaty, hot Alaskans are just the worst. They become cranky and b**** about the two or three days of hot temps.

60's are the sweet spot up here IMO.

We have possible frost in the interior tomorrow night though. WTF, it's june!
I can hide out in my travel trailer. It's parked next to my garage and has air conditioning.
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