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View Poll Results: Ketchikan vs Glasgow
Ketchikan 8 50.00%
Glasgow 8 50.00%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-11-2019, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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They are both good. I’d rather live in SE Alaska-Indeed I do!-but concede
K town is a bit less desirable climate wise.
If you’re looking for snow it’s not happening much in Ketchikan lately, despite the stats.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:18 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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I feel like the perpetual rain of Ketchikan deserves a bye for creating the Tongass, which is really beautiful.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:17 PM
 
Location: YVR - YYJ - YOW
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Not hard to see that Glasgow is nowhere near as bad here, as Ketchikan is colder year-round and has far more precip with no clear advantages. It's a D- while Ketchikan is an F.

I expected Glasgow to win by like 20-2 here or at least something like 15-5. Didn't turn out that way.
Same. Glasgow is basically "better" climate wise in every aspect to the general population. Slightly warmer and significantly drier which should be more attractive. Ketchikan just has a strong positive association with it as a relatively warm part of Alaska, I think its natural environment of being in a cool damp rainforest elevates its image more than its base climate stats. But numbers to numbers to me point to a clear winner.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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This is like asking if you would prefer to die by drowning or being smothered with a pillow...


It rains so much in Ketchikan that moss grows on the houses' roofs. When sunny, the view is nothing but spectacular.
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Moss:
https://www.manta.com/cost-roof-moss...l-ketchikan-ak

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Old 09-13-2019, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Like choosing between syphilis and chlamydia.

Would have to go with Glasgow for being somewhat milder and less erratic.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Like choosing between syphilis and chlamydia.

Would have to go with Glasgow for being somewhat milder and less erratic.
What do you mean by erratic? Ketchikan is quite predictable, IMO.
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