Average Precipitation for Alaska in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December 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 December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
23 Annette Island 10.7 272
Glacier Bay 7.8 199
Haines 6.4 163
21 Juneau 9.2 234
23 Ketchikan 14.2 361
21 Sitka 8.9 225
Wrangell 9.2 234
23 Yakutat 16.3 414

South - Central Alaska

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Anchorage 1.1 28
8 Gulkana 0.8 20
16 Homer 3.1 78
17 Seward 9.5 242
11 Talkeetna 1.9 49
18 Valdez 8.2 209

Southwest Alaska

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Bethel 1.1 28
24 Cold Bay 4.5 113
12 King Salmon 1.2 31
20 Kodiak 8.7 222
13 McGrath 1.3 33
11 Port Alsworth 0.9 23
22 St Paul Island 2.3 57
26 Shemya Island 3.3 84

Interior Alaska

Precipitation totals for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Fairbanks 0.6 16
9 McKinley Park 0.9 23
8 Tanana 0.5 13
4 Tok 0.5 12

Far North Alaska

Total precipitation during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Barrow 0.1 4
11 Bettles 0.9 23
11 Kotzebue 0.8 19
12 Nome 1.1 27
5 Prudhoe Bay 0.2 5
Reference

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

Alaska Precipitation
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