Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska 

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Climate in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area County, Alaska gets 99 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area County averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 100 sunny days per year in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 243 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 64 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 99 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Prince of Wales-Hyder County is 5.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Alaska.

5.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Prince of Wales-Hyder County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Prince of Wales-Hyder, AlaskaUnited States
  99.4 in.38.1 in.
  39.0 in.27.8 in.
  242.7 days106.2 days
  100 days205 days
  64.1°85.8°
  31.1°21.7°
  5.67
  1.34.3
  707 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 Prince of Wales-Hyder County with an average high temperature of 64.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Alaska. In Prince of Wales-Hyder County, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Prince of Wales-Hyder County are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Prince of Wales-Hyder County with an average of 31.1°. This is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


In Prince of Wales-Hyder County, there are 0.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Alaska.


In Prince of Wales-Hyder County, there are 74.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alaska.


In Prince of Wales-Hyder County, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


October is the wettest month in Prince of Wales-Hyder County with 13.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 3.8 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 37% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 99.4 inches in Prince of Wales-Hyder County means that it is one of the wettest places in Alaska.


October is the rainiest month in Prince of Wales-Hyder County with 24.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 16.5 rainy days. There are 242.7 rainy days annually in Prince of Wales-Hyder County, which is one of the rainiest places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 39.0 inches in Prince of Wales-Hyder County means that it is one of the least snowy places in Alaska. January is the snowiest month in Prince of Wales-Hyder County with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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