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what kind of jacket/coat should I bring? I am cruising Alaska 7/4-11, and need to know if a spring coat will do, or a winter jacket?
1. In Ketchikan and Juneau, and along the associated segment of the inside passage, you are likely to encounter temperatures in the upper 50's to middle 60's F (middle to upper teens C) and rain, so you'll need a waterproof windbreaker or spring/fall jacket.
2. Calving of glaciers provides a steady supply of ice into the bays where they meet the ocean, ensuring that those bays remain full of ice water, which has a temperature of 32 F (0 C), and the air above them is not much warmer. While viewing glaciers, you will want a winter jacket, hat, and gloves. The same is true of any shore excursion in which you fly in a helicopter that lands on a glacier.
3. In Anchorage and Fairbanks, clear weather and temperatures in the 80's are common.