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Old 01-29-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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We lived in Fairbanks last year so we're familiar with what it's like in the interior. We also know that it is warmer, wetter and generally more overcast on the coast, but we'd like to get a more detailed picture of what it's like year round in Homer. We're considering moving there. Thanks, Kurt
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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It can be windy, rainy, sunny and warm, calm and cloudy. Just like anywhere. Won't be as hot in the summer as the interior...and won't be as cold in the winter either. The view is spectacular.

About Homer (broken link)
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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Rance,
I'm already seening your name a lot on the forum, so you must be the local spokesman. I'll be specific. Is it cloudy 90%, 75%, 50% of the time? Is it overcast for weeks on end and then sun for a day? Does it rain in the winter or just snow? How much snow? We like snow. Thanks again Kurt
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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No way I can answer the percentage on cloudiness. I'd guess at 50% or less. It is not overcast for weeks on end. As much sunny as cloudy. They do get some rain in winter but they get more snow than anything. Lot's of snow. It is warmer in Homer than the rest of the peninsula, other than Seward or Whittier which are also coastal towns.
You can get a satellite view here:
National Weather Service, Anchorage Forecast Office GOES Loop

And the forecast here:
National Weather Service, Anchorage Forecast Office Public Forecasts
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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Thanks, Rance That was very helpful
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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It can be windy, rainy, sunny and warm, calm and cloudy.
And that's just in one 20 minute period!

I like the weather here, but it's pretty unpredictable. I've seen it sunny for weeks on end, and I've seen it rain for weeks on end. I was driving a bus full of tourists around last year who had been her for 3 weeks of solid rain, and one of them asked me if it ever stopped raining. Without missing a beat, I said, "I don't know, I've only lived here for 5 years." Well, they had to ask me if I were serious, because they had no indication that I was joking. My parents don't believe that we have volcanoes because they have yet to see them, but I see them quite a bit.

The winters are mostly in the 20's, the summers mostly in the 60's. The record low was -24 (we're not below zero that much) and the record high was 83.

We're usually warmer in winter and cooler in summer than Anchorage and especially the interior.
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