Alaska Natural Environment

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Alaska Climate 
Deadhorse, Alaska, United States
Deadhorse is for real in Alaska. Your trip began Dalton Highway. Dalton Highway, a.k.a., the "haul road", is 414 miles long and connects the Elliott Highway (north of Fairbanks) to Deadhorse, Alaska. Bit of Info: The longest day at Prudhoe Bay is 63 days, 23 hours, 40 minutes long. The sun rises at 12:09 AM (9 minutes past midnight) on May 20th and sets at 11:48 PM on July 22nd. The longest night at Prudhoe Bay is 54 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes long. The sun sets at 12:27 PM (27 minutes past noon) on November 24th and rises again at 11:18 AM on January 18th. The shortest day at Prudhoe Bay is 1 hour, 3 minutes long. The sun rises at 11:24 AM on November 24th and sets at 12:27 PM the same day. The shortest night at Prudhoe Bay is 26 minutes. The sun sets at 11:43 PM on May 19th and rises at 12:09 AM on May 20th. The highest temperature recorded at Prudhoe Bay was 83 degrees Fahrenheit on June 21, 1991. The lowest temperature recorded at Prudhoe Bay was 62 degrees below zero Fahrenheit on January 27, 1989. The highest wind speed recorded at Prudhoe Bay was 95 knots (109 miles per hour) at 8:11 PM on February 25, 1989. The lowest wind chill factor at Prudhoe Bay was recorded on January 28, 1989 when a temperature of 54 degrees below zero Fahrenheit combined with a wind speed of 31 knots (36 miles per hour) to give a wind chill factor of 135 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
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Sitka, Alaska, United States
The weather in Sitka is mostly overcast and windy. Wear layers of clothing and bring rain gear. If you enjoy Russian history you will find some great sights here.
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
It isn't *wonderful* to live there. I call it something more like surviving. The weather creates unhealthy environments to live in, the wild animals are enormous, the sun rarely is ever seen unless it is summer, volcanos put ashes into the air and you have to wear a mask to go outside, there are minor earthquakes quite frequently, you have to scrape the ice off your windshield with a credit card, sometimes it blizzards so hard that you cannot see anything at all, it is socially isolated, the people are a bit odd because of the harsh envoronment and weather...but it serves for a learning experience!
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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
You either love the small town feel or you hate it! If you are ready to meet some Real Down to Earth people who would give you the shirt of their backs, then this is for you!!! I loved living here! Miss the people and my friends! The weather is similar to the mid-west so be prepared to wear your parka and books one day and jeans and a sweater the next (30 above to -70 in winter.) Summer can bring chills if you are not prepared and are hiking so shorts and a "t" may be fine mid-day, but have rain gear, jeans, a sweatshirt and/or jacket for evening (can range from 45 to 100 in summer.)
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Seward, Alaska, United States
If the weather is good (check it out yourself, don't listen to the tour operators, they just want to get you on a boat, regardless of how much you'll see), take a boat tour out into the bay. The all day tours, while more expensive, are the only way to go.
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