Anchorage Weather in September
September's weather cools enough to bring the first fall frosts to Anchorage, Alaska. Most years though, don't get snow this early.
This page gives detailed information on typical September temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Anchorage.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, located a few miles from downtown Anchorage.
|55 °F||September average high||13 °C|
|42 °F||September average low||6 °C|
In most years, Anchorage averages a daily maximum temperature for September that's between 53 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit (12 to 14 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 39 and 45 °F (4 to 7 °C).
The days at Anchorage cool down quickly during September. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 11 °F (6 °C) below what it was at the start.
|25 days||50 °F max. or more (10 °C)|
|10 days||40 °F min. or less (4 °C)|
Usually every day in September warms to over 40 °F (4 °C) in Anchorage. The city averages 5 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 60s °F (over 16 °C). Temperatures above 70 °F (21 °C) are not expected here during September.
The temperature dips to freezing or below on an average of 3 nights. But September does not normally get as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C).
|3.0 in||total precipitation||76 mm|
|15 days||of rain or snowfall|
Half the time, Anchorage receives 1.9 to 3.6 inches (49 to 91 mm) of rainfall in September. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. Every few years, some of September's precipitation falls as snow.
|4 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Anchorage during 38 percent of daylight hours on average in September, for a total of 146 hours in the month. Typically on 4 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in September at Anchorage lasts for 12 hours and 50 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 14 hours and 12 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 11:28 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or three from year to year.
|76 %||September average humidity|
The relative humidity in Anchorage during September usually peaks at 84 percent in the morning then drops to 64 percent by mid afternoon.
|Local Time||12 am||3 am||6 am||9 am||12 pm||3 pm||6 pm||9 pm|
|6.7 mph||September wind speed average||10.8 kph|
September is a little less windy than most other months in Anchorage.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|0 days||with thunderstorms in September|
About once a decade, Anchorage has a thunderstorm during September. And a heavy snowstorm is equally as common this month.
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.