Average Annual Snowfall in Alaska





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Alaska. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and for how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres).

The snowfall totals are annual averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Southeast, South - Central, Southwest, Interior and Far North Alaska.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

Southeast Alaska

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
24.1 Annette Island 34.9 88.6
71.7 Haines 262.4 666.5
29.4 Juneau 69.8 177.3
19.0 Sitka 32.3 82.0
64.4 Yakutat 143.4 364.2

South - Central Alaska

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
48.0 Anchorage 74.5 189.2
46.4 Gulkana 58.4 148.3
36.8 Homer 47.4 120.4
29.2 Seward 64.4 163.6
62.8 Talkeetna 137.1 348.2
85.8 Valdez 326.3 828.8

Southwest Alaska

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
64.6 Bethel 61.8 157.0
85.6 Cold Bay 73.1 185.7
50.0 King Salmon 46.6 118.4
45.3 Kodiak 68.9 175.0
78.9 McGrath 97.3 247.1
42.0 Port Alsworth 88.7 225.3
87.3 St Paul Island 59.8 151.9
98.3 Shemya Island 84.6 214.9

Interior Alaska

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
61.8 Fairbanks 65.0 165.1
59.2 McKinley Park 76.7 194.8
53.0 Tanana 42.4 107.7
19.8 Tok 35.3 89.7

Far North Alaska

Snowfall averages for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
80.5 Barrow 37.7 95.8
72.7 Bettles 91.4 232.2
65.5 Kotzebue 59.8 151.9
72.7 Nome 75.7 192.3
36.1 Prudhoe Bay 33.7 85.6
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Alaska Snowfall
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