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Old 03-06-2006, 11:15 AM
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I've read a few reviews from folks who have done the Alaskan cruises in the month of September. Sounds very cold and rainy most of the time.

I'd appreciate some feedback from others - is this the norm, or did they just get unlucky? We were told to expect 45 - 55 degree weather, which is fine, but the continual rain would be a real downer.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:24 PM
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You never know, as weather these days (years) seems to be unpredictable. However, late season (Aug/Sep) do have the reputation over time as being cooler and wetter than earlier in the season.

Inland may be different. Our one visit to Alaska's interior (Denali NP) 20+ years ago was the week after Labor Day and we had glorious weather!
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:35 PM
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I went to Alaska Sep 6, 2003. We had about a 1/2 day of rain in Ketchikan, but the rest of the trip was fine. The weather was probably somewhere in the 50's when I went. There were great bargains at the stores this time of year because they wanted to get rid of inventory before closing for the season.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:46 PM
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Rain in Alaska tends to be drizzle, not heavy rain. Drizzle can be a downer, but if you expect it, then the sunshine in between can be a real treat! That's how we saw it. It rained much, but not all, of the day in Ketchikan for us, and several other days of our 10-day cruise, and we went in May. Southeast Alaska is wet, no question about it, but downpours and even full days of steady rain are highly unusual.
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Old 06-10-2006, 06:10 PM
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We live just outside of Vancouver and have noticed that the weather pattern is changing!
Right now we have more dull or wet days than sunny which is what we use to get in April-May. Its now just about mid June! And it used to be warmer by now too.
Summer weather in the last 2 years have seem to start in July (use to be June, just brfore kids got out of school) and stretch into mid September. We had freinds do Alaska last year at this mid September summertime and they had gorgeous weather, so we have booked one this mid September. We're guessing it will be in the mid 60's to low 70's.
Pacific Princess Sept/01 - Family in Pacific Northwest
RCI Radiance Of The Seas April/06 - 25th Annversary in Panama Canal
HA Volendam Sept/06 - Dad's Surprise in Alaska
Crown Princess April/07 - Fun In The Sun in Eastern Caribbean
RCI Brilliance Of The Seas March/08 - Here We Go Again
RCI Vision Of The Seas Dec/08 - Joining Sis On Her Redneck Honeymoon in Mexico
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:50 PM
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We did our ALaskan Cruise last sept and the weather was in the upper 60s-mid 70s, the day we cruised to the glaciar was absolutely freezing so be prepared for that. I think it will be warmer than you think and the rain will just be a mist or a drizzle. Have fun.
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