Average Annual Snowfall in Alaska





The tables below give yearly averages for snowfall at communities and other locations around 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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
23.6 Annette Island 34.8 88.4
54.1 Haines 163.9 416.3
44.2 Juneau 87.6 222.5
27.5 Skagway 44.9 114.0
62.1 Yakutat 147.3 374.1

South - Central Alaska

Yearly snow averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
47.5 Anchorage 77.9 197.9
84.4 Valdez 325.3 826.3

Southwest Alaska

Average total snowfall for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
67.2 Bethel 64.0 162.6
77.6 Cold Bay 67.3 170.9
50.2 King Salmon 47.4 120.4
45.5 Kodiak 70.3 178.6
70.4 McGrath 86.5 219.7
38.8 Port Alsworth 87.9 223.3
82.9 St Paul Island 64.3 163.3

Interior Alaska

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
56.7 Fairbanks 59.6 151.4
61.3 McKinley Park 76.7 194.8
23.2 Tok 37.6 95.5

Far North Alaska

Snowfall averages for a year
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
92.3 Barrow 45.8 116.3
73.5 Bettles 97.9 248.7
65.5 Kotzebue 64.2 163.1
71.9 Nome 80.8 205.2
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Alaska Snowfall
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