Northway, Alaska 

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Climate in Northway, Alaska

Northway, Alaska gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Northway averages 44 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 156 sunny days per year in Northway. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Northway gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 82 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 69 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -20
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

4.9 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Northway, while November and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Northway, AlaskaUnited States
  10.9 in.38.1 in.
  44.3 in.27.8 in.
  81.6 days106.2 days
  156 days205 days
  68.6°85.8°
  -19.5°21.7°
  4.97
  1.54.3
  1713 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 Northway with an average high temperature of 68.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Alaska. In Northway, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Northway are July, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Northway with an average of -19.5°. This is one of the coldest places in Alaska.


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


In Northway, there are 242.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Alaska.


In Northway, there are 120.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Alaska.


July is the wettest month in Northway with 2.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 60% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.9 inches in Northway means that it is one of the driest places in Alaska.


July is the rainiest month in Northway with 12.8 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.7 rainy days. There are 81.6 rainy days annually in Northway, which is one of the least rainy places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.3 inches in Northway means that it is one of the least snowy places in Alaska. November is the snowiest month in Northway with 9.5 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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