Anchorage - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over six decades at Anchorage, Alaska. Listed for every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. The 2010s data go to the end of 2018. All the temperature data were collected at Ted Stevens International Airport near downtown Anchorage.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Anchorage
High °F Decade High °C
45.1 2010s 7.3
44.0 2000s 6.6
43.4 1990s 6.3
43.6 1980s 6.4
42.3 1970s 5.7
42.5 1960s 5.8

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Anchorage
Low °F Decade Low °C
32.1 2010s 0.1
30.9 2000s -0.6
29.5 1990s -1.4
30.3 1980s -1.0
29.0 1970s -1.7
28.3 1960s -2.1

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Anchorage reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 20 0
2000s 16 0
1990s 17 0
1980s 11 0
1970s 16 0
1960s 13 0

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Anchorage dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 13 182
2000s 18 187
1990s 28 194
1980s 20 194
1970s 34 188
1960s 38 194
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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