Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska 

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Climate in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area County, Alaska gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area County averages 48 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 154 sunny days per year in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 79 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 72 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -20
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Southeast Fairbanks County 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 Southeast Fairbanks County, while December and November are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Southeast Fairbanks, AlaskaUnited States
  11.2 in.38.1 in.
  47.7 in.27.8 in.
  78.9 days106.2 days
  154 days205 days
  71.6°85.8°
  -19.7°21.7°
  5.17
  1.54.3
  2872 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 Southeast Fairbanks County with an average high temperature of 71.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Alaska. In Southeast Fairbanks County, there are 1 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Southeast Fairbanks County are July, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Southeast Fairbanks County with an average of -19.7°. This is one of the coldest places in Alaska.


In Southeast Fairbanks County, there are 0.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Alaska.


In Southeast Fairbanks County, there are 250.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Alaska.


In Southeast Fairbanks County, there are 120.7 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 Southeast Fairbanks County with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 54% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.2 inches in Southeast Fairbanks County means that it is one of the driest places in Alaska.


July is the rainiest month in Southeast Fairbanks County with 12.3 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 2.3 rainy days. There are 78.9 rainy days annually in Southeast Fairbanks County, 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 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 47.7 inches in Southeast Fairbanks County means that it is less snowy than most places in Alaska. November is the snowiest month in Southeast Fairbanks County with 9.8 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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