Average Precipitation for Alaska in August

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The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during August at cities, towns and parks in Alaska.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are 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.

Southeast Alaska

Average monthly precipitation in August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
16 Annette Island   7.0 177
  – Glacier Bay   6.5 164
  – Haines   2.7   68
21 Juneau   8.2 207
16 Ketchican   9.8 249
19 Sitka   6.9 174
  – Wrangell   7.0 178
19 Yakutat 14.1 357

South - Central Alaska

August averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
15 Anchorage   3.3   83
13 Gulkana   1.8   46
14 Homer   2.3   59
14 Seward   5.6 142
18 Talkeetna   5.1 130
18 Valdez   7.3 185

Southwest Alaska

Average amount of rain and snow in August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
18 Bethel   3.3   83
21 Cold Bay   3.7   93
17 King Salmon   3.0   75
14 Kodiak   4.6 116
16 McGrath   2.8   71
11 Port Alsworth   1.9   48
18 St Paul Island   3.1   78
17 Shemya Island   3.8   97

Interior Alaska

Precipitation totals for August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
13 Fairbanks   1.9   48
16 McKinley Park   2.7   69
14 Tanana   2.6   65
  7 Tok   1.1   27

Far North Alaska

Total precipitation during August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
12 Barrow   1.1   27
15 Bettles   2.6   67
14 Kotzebue   2.2   55
16 Nome   3.2   82
12 Prudhoe Bay   1.1   27
Reference

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

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