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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pontiac-chief-51 View Post
    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?
    Personally, I don't think the "small scale" weather patterns are any different than they ever are here in Homer. I've been fishing Kachemak Bay for close to 19 years now and I don't recall it ever being any different. It is a well known fact that things can change 180 degrees out there at any given time. That is why a prudent skipper pays as much attention to what is going on at ALL times. Getting lulled into a false sense of security can be a very dangerous thing when you are dealing with Mother Nature and the sea.

    That being said, the large scale weather patterns for all of south central over the last 6 or 7 weeks have been bizarre to say the least. Whether or not it is the "new normal" or not is certainly debatable. Is any weather pattern in Alaska "normal"? I think there's "typical", but I don't think there is anything that we can really call "normal."
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