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Dallas
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weather outlook

Hi guys,

I have been looking at the forcasts for the last two weeks.

Almost everyday the 10 day outlook says overcast and a chance of rain.

I am heading there this friday for a week.

Again almost everyday, the forcast shows overcast with 30 to 60 % chance of rain.

Is it typically overcast all the time during the fall.

Will there be breaks in the coulds.

I am hoping for some nice sunset and sunrise shots

Whats your opinion on the weather overall during this time of year?

Thanks

Banff, Canada
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1. Re: weather outlook

Typically and on average, September has lots of blue-sky days. The stretch of rainy weather that you're describing is not typical -- but this has been an odd year for weather. Let's hope that the law of averages wins out and that the weather improves before your arrival. Don't worry too much about long-term forecasts -- accuracy tends to drop drastically once you're more than 3 days out.

In case things don't improve, go to the Travel Guide (in green at top left of your screen), click on View More Traveller Articles, and scroll down to Things to Do. There, you'll find a page on Rainy Day Activities.

Calgary, Canada
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for Waterton Lakes National Park, Nelson
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2. Re: weather outlook

Let's also keep this in perspective: a 30% POP means there's a 70% chance it won't rain!

:)

Calgary, Canada
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3. Re: weather outlook

Also, clouds can create some truly wonderful sunrise and sunset shots! And I believe that a certain amount of moisture in the air is needed to create alpenglow.

Dallas
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4. Re: weather outlook

Thanks guys, definately want some clouds, just not complete overcast.

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