Juneau, Alaska 

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Climate in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska gets 71 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Juneau averages 80 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 86 sunny days per year in Juneau. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Juneau gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 236 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 64 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 71 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 80 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Juneau is 5.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Alaska.

5.4 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Juneau, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Juneau, AlaskaUnited States
  70.6 in.38.1 in.
  79.8 in.27.8 in.
  235.7 days106.2 days
  86 days205 days
  64.1°85.8°
  24.8°21.7°
  5.47
  1.64.3
  56 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.


July is the hottest month for Juneau with an average high temperature of 64.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Alaska. In Juneau, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Juneau are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Juneau with an average of 24.8°. This is warmer than most places in Alaska.


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


In Juneau, there are 111.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


In Juneau, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


September is the wettest month in Juneau with 10.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 38% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 70.6 inches in Juneau means that it is wetter than most places in Alaska.


October is the rainiest month in Juneau with 24.6 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 16.8 rainy days. There are 235.7 rainy days annually in Juneau, 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 79.8 inches in Juneau means that it is snowier than most places in Alaska. January is the snowiest month in Juneau with 26.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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