Recently, here in Anchorage I have noticed how fast the weather can change from a calm, partly sunny afternoon to a wet blowing snorter. In Homer last week, fishing with the family, it would be calm and then 40 minutes later blowing 20 with gusts. Sheese......wam-bam your soaking wet, bouncing around, and trying to pull them up to find a piece of the ocean a little more comfortable.
Here is a change in weather that illustrates the awesome power of a weather front on the move: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_doI...layer_embedded
Are the recent weather patterns of the last month or so Alaska's version of the new normal?