Nelchina, Alaska 

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Climate in Nelchina, Alaska

Nelchina, Alaska gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Nelchina averages 58 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 134 sunny days per year in Nelchina. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Nelchina gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 96 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 70 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -12
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Nelchina, AlaskaUnited States
  12.3 in.38.1 in.
  58.1 in.27.8 in.
  96.4 days106.2 days
  134 days205 days
  69.7°85.8°
  -11.9°21.7°
  5.17
  1.44.3
  2405 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 Nelchina with an average high temperature of 69.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Alaska. In Nelchina, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Nelchina are July, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Nelchina with an average of -11.9°. This is colder than most places in Alaska.


In Nelchina, there are 0.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Alaska.


In Nelchina, there are 243.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Alaska.


In Nelchina, there are 97.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Alaska.


August is the wettest month in Nelchina with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.3 inches in Nelchina means that it is drier than most places in Alaska.


August is the rainiest month in Nelchina with 12.7 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.7 rainy days. There are 96.4 rainy days annually in Nelchina, which is less rainy than most places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 58.1 inches in Nelchina means that it is less snowy than most places in Alaska. November is the snowiest month in Nelchina with 11.1 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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