Kodiak, Alaska 

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Climate in Kodiak, Alaska

Kodiak, Alaska gets 81 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Kodiak averages 60 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 132 sunny days per year in Kodiak. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kodiak gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 205 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 60 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 81 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 60 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kodiak is 5.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Alaska.

5.1 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Kodiak, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kodiak, AlaskaUnited States
  81.0 in.38.1 in.
  60.2 in.27.8 in.
  205.4 days106.2 days
  132 days205 days
  59.6°85.8°
  26.3°21.7°
  5.17
  1.34.3
  49 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 Kodiak with an average high temperature of 61.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alaska. In Kodiak, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kodiak are August, July and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kodiak with an average of 26.3°. This is warmer than most places in Alaska.


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


In Kodiak, there are 132.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


In Kodiak, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


December is the wettest month in Kodiak with 9.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 4.9 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 31% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 81.0 inches in Kodiak means that it is wetter than most places in Alaska.


January is the rainiest month in Kodiak with 19.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 14.5 rainy days. There are 205.4 rainy days annually in Kodiak, which is rainier than most places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 60.2 inches in Kodiak means that it is less snowy than most places in Alaska. February is the snowiest month in Kodiak with 13.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Kodiak    6 Reviews
    EXPENSIVE HOUSING - 2/14/2016
    I was born & raised on a tiny island several miles from the town of Kodiak, AK. When I returned (for 7 years), I raised my 3 kids there by myself. I had to work 3 jobs/7... Read More

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    Word of warning, cost of living deceptive - 2/24/2014
    A word of warning to people researching places before taking a job or moving. The published cost of living estimates for Kodiak can drastically understate the true cost... Read More

    Arts and outdoor opportunities in Kodiak - 11/16/2011
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