Average Snowfall for Alaska in January

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

The snowfall 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 total snowfall in January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  5.3 Annette Island   7.6   19.3
13.8 Haines 50.9 129.3
  8.3 Juneau 24.2   61.5
  4.5 Sitka   9.5   24.1
12.2 Yakutat 31.9   81.0

South - Central Alaska

January snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  8.6 Anchorage 11.3   28.7
  7.7 Gulkana   9.3   23.6
  8.0 Homer   9.1   23.1
  5.8 Seward 12.9   32.8
10.3 Talkeetna 22.3   56.6
16.0 Valdez 67.8 172.2

Southwest Alaska

Average snow for January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  9.4 Bethel   9.6   24.4
14.6 Cold Bay 14.1   35.8
  8.6 King Salmon 10.2   25.9
  8.8 Kodiak 13.0   33.0
12.5 McGrath 15.7   39.9
  7.1 Port Alsworth 14.9   37.8
15.2 St Paul Island 12.6   32.0
21.0 Shemya Island 25.1   63.8

Interior Alaska

Average total snowfall in January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
10.1 Fairbanks 10.3   26.2
  8.4 McKinley Park   9.0   22.9
  7.7 Tanana   6.6   16.8
  2.3 Tok   4.7   11.9

Far North Alaska

Average total snowfall in January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
  6.4 Barrow   2.6     6.6
10.0 Bettles 13.9   35.3
  9.8 Kotzebue   9.1   23.1
11.3 Nome 12.7   32.3
  2.8 Prudhoe Bay   2.8     7.1
Reference

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

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