Alaska Vacation Weather
Alaska Weather is frostier than the other U.S. states, but the depends on how close you are to the Pacific Ocean. Alaska is divided into five areas; each area contains a city with a climate typical of the area.
The Southeast Panhandle contains Juneau and is the warmest and wettest part of the state. Juneau sees an average of 50"(125cm) of rain and snow annually, while other areas can get up to 275" of precipitation. The average daily high is above freezing in the winter at the lower elevations, including Juneau.
The capital city of Anchorage is located in the South Central Region; Anchorage typifies the weather of the region, with twarmer temperatures than interior Alaska because of its proximity to the Pacific. Anchorage more snow but less rain than the Southern panhandle, although the days are normally clear. Summer is cool and doesn't last for long.
Nome is in Western Alaska. The weather in Western Alaska is warmed somewhat because of its proximity to The Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. There is a wide variation in the amount of snow and rain in the region; the Seward Peninsula experiences less than 10"(25cm), but other parts see 10 times that much.
The weather in Interior Alaska, including Fairbanks, is sub artic and highly variable. In Summer temperatures there sometimes are as high as 80°F (while winter low temperatures can reach -60°F. Snow is less than other areas of Alaska, but what does fall will remains for months.
Barrow is in The North Slope, above the Arctic Circle. The normal low temerature in summer in Barrow is 34°F. The amount of snowfall is low, but what does fall lasts almost the entire year. Permafrost covers most of the region.
The highest recorded temperature in Anchorage Alaska for the past 52 years was 85°F, and the average daily high is 43. The lowest documented temperature for Anchorage for the past 52 years was -34, and the average annual low daily temperature is 29. Anchorage usually receives an annual average of 16 inches of rain and receives a yearly average of 71 inches of snow.
The highest recorded temperature for Barrow for the past 85 years was 79°F, while the normal high daily temperature for the year is 16. The lowest reported temperature for Barrow for the past 85 years was -56, while the regular low annual temperature is 5. Barrow typically receives a yearly average of 4 inches of rain and averages 30 inches of snow yearly.
The highest recorded temperature for Fairbanks Alaska for the past 54 years was 96°F, while the normal high daily temperature for the year is 37. In the last 54 years the lowest measured temperature in Fairbanks was -62, and the regular annual low is 16. Fairbanks usually receives an average of 10 inches of precipitation per year and averages 67 inches of snow.
The highest recorded temperature in Juneau Alaska for the past 61 years was 90°F, while the regular high daily temperature for the year is 48. The lowest documented temperature for Juneau for the past 61 years was -22, while the average low annual temperature is 35. Juneau typically receives a yearly average of 58 inches of precipitation and averages 96 inches of snow.
In the last 59 years the highest measured temperature in Nome Alaska was 86°F, while the typical high daily temperature for the year is 34. The coldest day in Nome for the past 59 years was -54, while the typical low recorded annual temperature is 20. Nome usually receives an annual average of 17 inches of rain and averages 63 inches of snow.