Average Precipitation for Alaska in January





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January 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 January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
22 Annette Island 10.7 273
Glacier Bay 7.1 180
Haines 4.8 121
21 Juneau 8.0 203
22 Ketchikan 15.4 391
22 Sitka 8.4 213
Wrangell 8.0 203
22 Yakutat 13.7 347

South - Central Alaska

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Anchorage 0.7 19
7 Gulkana 0.5 12
15 Homer 2.6 67
15 Seward 8.1 205
10 Talkeetna 1.4 35
17 Valdez 6.6 167

Southwest Alaska

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Bethel 0.8 20
21 Cold Bay 3.2 80
11 King Salmon 1.0 26
19 Kodiak 8.3 211
11 McGrath 1.1 28
9 Port Alsworth 0.8 21
17 St Paul Island 1.6 40
23 Shemya Island 2.9 73

Interior Alaska

Precipitation totals for January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Fairbanks 0.6 15
8 McKinley Park 0.6 16
6 Tanana 0.4 11
3 Tok 0.3 9

Far North Alaska

Total precipitation during January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Barrow 0.1 3
9 Bettles 0.8 21
9 Kotzebue 0.6 16
11 Nome 0.9 24
3 Prudhoe Bay 0.2 4
Reference

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

Alaska Precipitation
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