Average Precipitation for Alaska in January





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January at communities and other locations around Alaska.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are 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.

Southeast Alaska

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
22 Annette Island 10.4 265
20 Haines 7.0 178
20 Juneau 6.0 153
22 Ketchikan 16.2 411
21 Sitka 8.2 209
13 Skagway 2.2 55
21 Yakutat 12.4 315

South - Central Alaska

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Anchorage 0.8 19
8 Gulkana 0.7 19
14 Homer 2.2 55
14 Seward 6.5 164
9 Talkeetna 1.3 34
16 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 3.4 86
10 King Salmon 0.9 24
19 Kodiak 8.4 212
10 McGrath 1.2 29
8 Port Alsworth 0.7 18
17 St Paul Island 1.6 41

Interior Alaska

Precipitation totals for January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Fairbanks 0.6 15
8 McKinley Park 0.6 15
5 Tanana 0.4 10
3 Tok 0.4 11

Far North Alaska

Total precipitation during January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Barrow 0.1 4
9 Bettles 0.9 22
9 Kotzebue 0.6 16
10 Nome 0.9 24
Reference

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

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