Whittier, Alaska 

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Climate in Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska gets 154 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Whittier averages 249 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 133 sunny days per year in Whittier. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Whittier gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 211 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 62 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 154 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 249 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Whittier is 4.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Alaska.

4.1 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Whittier, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Whittier, AlaskaUnited States
  154.1 in.38.1 in.
  248.6 in.27.8 in.
  210.7 days106.2 days
  133 days205 days
  62.0°85.8°
  18.6°21.7°
  4.17
  1.44.3
  33 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 Whittier with an average high temperature of 62.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alaska. In Whittier, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Whittier are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Whittier with an average of 18.6°. This is warmer than most places in Alaska.


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


In Whittier, there are 158.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


In Whittier, there are 13.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


December is the wettest month in Whittier with 19.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 7.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 32% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 154.1 inches in Whittier means that it is one of the wettest places in Alaska.


December is the rainiest month in Whittier with 21.2 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 14.1 rainy days. There are 210.7 rainy days annually in Whittier, which is rainier than most places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 248.6 inches in Whittier means that it is one of the snowiest places in Alaska. December is the snowiest month in Whittier with 56.4 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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