Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska 

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Climate in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska

Lake and Peninsula Borough County, Alaska gets 26 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lake and Peninsula Borough County averages 63 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 116 sunny days per year in Lake and Peninsula Borough County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lake and Peninsula Borough County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 165 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 61 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 63 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lake and Peninsula County is 5.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Alaska.

5.3 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Lake and Peninsula County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lake and Peninsula, AlaskaUnited States
  25.5 in.38.1 in.
  63.0 in.27.8 in.
  164.9 days106.2 days
  116 days205 days
  61.3°85.8°
  18.1°21.7°
  5.37
  1.44.3
  953 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 Lake and Peninsula County with an average high temperature of 61.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alaska. In Lake and Peninsula County, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lake and Peninsula County are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lake and Peninsula County with an average of 18.1°. This is warmer than most places in Alaska.


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


In Lake and Peninsula County, there are 142.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


In Lake and Peninsula County, there are 20.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


September is the wettest month in Lake and Peninsula County with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 1.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 35% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 25.5 inches in Lake and Peninsula County means that it is wetter than most places in Alaska.


September is the rainiest month in Lake and Peninsula County with 17.5 days of rain, and March is the driest month with only 10.9 rainy days. There are 164.9 rainy days annually in Lake and Peninsula County, which is rainier than most places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 63.0 inches in Lake and Peninsula County means that it is about average compared to other places in Alaska. December is the snowiest month in Lake and Peninsula County with 13.0 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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