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Kenai Peninsula

Weather

Weather-wise, the Kenai Peninsula is a compromise: drier than Prince William Sound, warmer than the Bush, wetter and cooler (in summer) than the Interior. Especially on the coast, extremes of heat and cold are unusual. Seward's normal daily high in July is 62°F; even in January most days barely drop below freezing. Inland, variations are only a bit more dramatic: Cooper Landing warms to around 68°F on midsummer days and falls to about 15°F during winter nights. Rainfall is quite high on the eastern coasts of the peninsula around Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park, moderate in the south near Homer and Seldovia, and somewhat less common on the west coast and inland around Soldotna and Cooper Landing.