Juneau Metro Area, Alaska 

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Climate in Juneau Metro Area, Alaska

Juneau Metro Area, Alaska gets 76 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Juneau Metro Area averages 80 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 85 sunny days per year in Juneau Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Juneau Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 236 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 63 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 76 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 80 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Juneau metro area is 5.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Alaska.

5.3 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the Juneau metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Juneau, AlaskaUnited States
  76.0 in.38.1 in.
  79.5 in.27.8 in.
  235.9 days106.2 days
  85 days205 days
  63.3°85.8°
  24.1°21.7°
  5.37
  1.64.3
  2604 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 the Juneau metro area with an average high temperature of 63.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alaska. In the Juneau metro area, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Juneau metro area are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Juneau metro area with an average of 24.1°. This is warmer than most places in Alaska.


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


In the Juneau metro area, there are 115.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


In the Juneau metro area, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.


October is the wettest month in the Juneau metro area with 10.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.9 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 38% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 76.0 inches in the Juneau metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Alaska.


October is the rainiest month in the Juneau metro area with 24.6 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 16.9 rainy days. There are 235.9 rainy days annually in the Juneau metro area, 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 Summer with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 79.5 inches in the Juneau metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Alaska. January is the snowiest month in the Juneau metro area with 26.3 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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