Adak, Alaska 

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Climate in Adak, Alaska

Adak, Alaska gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Adak averages 102 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 76 sunny days per year in Adak. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Adak gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 266 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 55 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 102 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Adak is 4.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Alaska.

4.6 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Adak, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Adak, AlaskaUnited States
  54.7 in.38.1 in.
  102.4 in.27.8 in.
  266.3 days106.2 days
  76 days205 days
  54.6°85.8°
  28.0°21.7°
  4.67
  1.24.3
  177 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


August is the hottest month for Adak with an average high temperature of 57.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Alaska. In Adak, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Adak are August, July and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Adak with an average of 28.0°. This is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


In Adak, there are 0.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Alaska.


In Adak, there are 102.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


In Adak, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


November is the wettest month in Adak with 6.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 33% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.7 inches in Adak means that it is wetter than most places in Alaska.


December is the rainiest month in Adak with 26.8 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 15.5 rainy days. There are 266.3 rainy days annually in Adak, which is one of the rainiest places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 102.4 inches in Adak means that it is one of the snowiest places in Alaska. January is the snowiest month in Adak with 24.8 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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