|Week of March 20-26, 1997
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Enjoying a week in Puerto Rico
Late-summer weather in Sitka
Traveling the Superior Hiking Trail
Vancouver Island kayaking trips
Late-summer weather in Sitka, Alaska
Question: What are average temperatures in the Sitka, Alaska, area in August and September?
Adventure Adviser: In a nutshell: August days usually see highs of 62 degrees, with lows in the 50s. September in Sitka--well, in all of Alaska, actually--signals the approach of winter, and you can feel it in the air. Expect highs in the mid-50s and lows around 45. Most important, bear in mind that this is the temperate rainforest, with "rain" the operative word. August can be one of the wetter months, and by the second week of September things can get downright "iffy," says a Sitka spokeswoman. As always, though, weather in Alaska is at times fairly unpredictable, so be prepared for all extremes. For more details, call the Sitka Visitor's Bureau at 907-747-5940 or the Sitka Forest Service office at 907-747-6671.