Climate in Alaska

Alaska, Alaska gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Alaska averages 76 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 121 sunny days per year in Alaska. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 64 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11

Sperling's Comfort Index for Alaska is a 24 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Alaska gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 98 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.


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  CLIMATEAlaska, AlaskaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)48.339.2
  Snowfall (in.)75.825.8
  Precipitation Days97.8102.0
  Sunny Days121205
  Avg. July High63.786.1
  Avg. Jan. Low11.022.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)2454
  UV Index1.44.3
  Elevation ft.16681443
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