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Homer Alaska Weather - September

Homer Alaska Weather - September

September marks the true end of the summer season for Homer.

Falling temperatures paint the trees and fireweed with glowing yellows, reds, and purples. I enjoy breathing a little deeper. After Labor Day, the RV parks, shops, and most restaurants on the Homer Spit close down. Traffic returns to normal (we can now make left-hand turns into traffic! : ), and parking at Safeway becomes much easier.

Fall View of Kachemak Bay State Park from Homer AK
Fall Color Overlooking Kachemak Bay, Homer AK

Temperatures Decline

The average high temperature in Homer drops from 61 degrees in August to 55 degrees in September, and the average low drops from 47 to 41 degrees. I put an extra light blanket on the bed, and we leave the window open, and sleeping is sweet.

Days Grow Shorter

When I get up around 6 AM, it is dark. If the sun is visible, it will peek over the mountains between 7 and 8 AM this month. The length of the day is steadily decreasing by 5 minutes and 18 seconds daily, 37 minutes and 9 seconds monthly, and 2 hours and 34 minutes by the end of September.

On September 1st, we see our beautiful sunrise at 7:02 AM - by September 30th, it rises at 8:09 AM and sets at 7:40 PM.

We do participate in the craziness of Daylight Savings Time, but the insanity won’t kick in until November 6th, 2022.

Termination Dust

Termination dust is the Alaskan term coined by Gold Miners to name the first dusting of snow on the mountains. It lets them know to prepare for winter. A very light sprinkling occurred across Kachemak Bay on September 22, 2022. Winter is on the way : )

Low Tide

Low tide is the perfect time for walking on the beach, searching for ocean critters stranded in the pools that form as the tide pulls out. Download a Tide app or check out the US Harbors website for trip planning.

Rain and Clouds

September 2022 saw many days of rain and clouds. 5.9 inches of rainfall was recorded—a little more than the September monthly average of 5.1 inches. This month, many days started with rain and ended with brilliant sunshine, causing rainbows to appear. provides an excellent summary of the historical weather for Homer every month.

Be sure to check out this Homer Alaska Weather Station for a webcam view and updates about what’s happening in Homer, Alaska.


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