Average Annual Snowfall in Alaska

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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.

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