January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p36
The article gives a couple of tips for considering the weather in river boating in Alaska. Weather during the ice-free river-running season varies throughout the state. Travelers must be prepared for rain, high winds, heat, cold, sleet, and snow. In general, areas with a maritime climate have cool summer temperatures with heavy precipitation. Some regions experience numerous williwaws--sudden gusts of wind that can reach speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. It is safer to paddle early in the day because the wind usually picks up in the afternoon.


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