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Old 06-24-2012, 07:13 AM
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Originally Posted by fisheye View Post
I have been in Maine during a hot summer. Three miles inland it was 100 degrees. On the shore it was just comfortable room temperature. Then we went out on a whale watch and froze - but we did see whales. We were told that the cold ocean currents rarely ever get out of the 40's.
The same is true in Alaska. It can be 100F in Fairbanks, and only 65F on the coast, during the summer. Along the coast it very rarely gets more than 80F.

Winter, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. Fairbanks may see -60F, while in Anchorage it may only be -20F. Even with an average ocean temperature of +34F, it is enough to warm the areas along the coast during the winter.
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