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Old 09-10-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Federal Way, WA
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I'm thinking about spending some time in Fairbanks (for school) and wondering if it's really overcast during the winter. What percentage of the time could I expect to see those silvery skys?
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Don't know about Fairbanks, but down here last year was cloudy most of the time...Welcome to Alaska as man-guy tells me, but if clear, and full moon - is so light out and gorgeous and don't see many of those nights....
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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It doesn't get cloudy in Fairbanks.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:21 AM
 
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Why?
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Because they just get fog. Ok so it's ice fog...but at least it's not clouds!
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Because if it's cloudy you can't see the northern lights.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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i havent seen the sun since i moved here. its been very overcast
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Build a fire. A nice hot fire will create a vortex and burn a hole in the clouds. If you do it at night you'll get to see the northern lights.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Build a fire. A nice hot fire will create a vortex and burn a hole in the clouds. If you do it at night you'll get to see the northern lights.
Don't forget the dryer sheets to make them dance.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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i havent seen the sun since i moved here. its been very overcast
It was definitely nicer there yesterday than its been in Anchorage the last few weeks.
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