Chignik Lake, Alaska 

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Climate in Chignik Lake, Alaska

Chignik Lake, Alaska gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Chignik Lake averages 73 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 116 sunny days per year in Chignik Lake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Chignik Lake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 249 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 57 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 73 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Chignik Lake is 4.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Alaska.

4.9 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Chignik Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Chignik Lake, AlaskaUnited States
  41.7 in.38.1 in.
  73.1 in.27.8 in.
  249.3 days106.2 days
  116 days205 days
  57.2°85.8°
  28.6°21.7°
  4.97
  1.44.3
  13 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 Chignik Lake with an average high temperature of 58.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Alaska. In Chignik Lake, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Chignik Lake are August, July and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Chignik Lake with an average of 28.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


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


In Chignik Lake, there are 91.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


In Chignik Lake, there are 0.2 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 Chignik Lake with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 35% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.7 inches in Chignik Lake means that it is wetter than most places in Alaska.


October is the rainiest month in Chignik Lake with 24.6 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 17.9 rainy days. There are 249.3 rainy days annually in Chignik Lake, which is one of the rainiest places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 73.1 inches in Chignik Lake means that it is snowier than most places in Alaska. January is the snowiest month in Chignik Lake with 14.1 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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