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Old 07-06-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Wasilla, Palmer, Eagle River and Anchorage have the most mild weather in Alaska in my opinion. This has been a great summer so far...lately it's been high 70's, low 80's!
That's when compared to Fairbanks. But in reality, the milder weather is in the locations already mentioned by others (Sitka, Ketchican, even Juneau, and so forth). Ketchican reminds me of Seattle under the rain , and it does that quite often.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Wasilla, Palmer, Eagle River and Anchorage have the most mild weather in Alaska in my opinion. This has been a great summer so far...lately it's been high 70's, low 80's!

While they have wonderfully nice summers, all four of those cities can get pretty darn cold and blustery in the winter. When I lived in Anchorage I saw it go down to -39 one winter....not very mild in my book!

Here in Seward in the winter it seldom goes below zero for more than a few days at a time, then it usually bounces back up in the +10 to +25 range. Worst I've seen in recent years is -10 in January. Summers vary. Last year we seldom saw it go above 60, as it was so cloudy all season. This year, so far, is a "scorcher" by Alaskan standards: yesterday got home after work and found it to be 91 in the shade, and today it was 81...still hot. (we are inland about 7 miles...it's usually cooler along the coastline)

Generally speaking, the mildest weather (temperature-wise) in Alaska is along the coast from South-Eastern Alaska to (and including) the Kenai Peninsula. Once you get more than 10 miles or so inland from the coast you'll see the temperatures drop fast.


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Old 07-08-2009, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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While they have wonderfully nice summers, all four of those cities can get pretty darn cold and blustery in the winter. When I lived in Anchorage I saw it go down to -39 one winter....not very mild in my book!

Here in Seward in the winter it seldom goes below zero for more than a few days at a time, then it usually bounces back up in the +10 to +25 range. Worst I've seen in recent years is -10 in January. Summers vary. Last year we seldom saw it go above 60, as it was so cloudy all season. This year, so far, is a "scorcher" by Alaskan standards: yesterday got home after work and found it to be 91 in the shade, and today it was 81...still hot. (we are inland about 7 miles...it's usually cooler along the coastline)

Generally speaking, the mildest weather (temperature-wise) in Alaska is along the coast from South-Eastern Alaska to (and including) the Kenai Peninsula. Once you get more than 10 miles or so inland from the coast you'll see the temperatures drop fast.


Bud
Bud, we are a simmerin'...but nice from last year, I would rather keep cool...I can shed layers after 2 years...
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