Average Precipitation for Alaska in October





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during October 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 October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
24 Annette Island 13.9 354
Glacier Bay 11.6 293
Haines 7.6 193
25 Juneau 13.2 336
24 Ketchikan 19.2 488
25 Sitka 13.0 329
Wrangell 13.9 353
24 Yakutat 22.0 558

South - Central Alaska

October averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Anchorage 2.0 52
10 Gulkana 1.0 26
14 Homer 2.6 65
17 Seward 9.4 237
13 Talkeetna 2.9 74
19 Valdez 8.2 209

Southwest Alaska

Average amount of rain and snow in October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Bethel 1.7 42
25 Cold Bay 4.8 121
14 King Salmon 2.1 53
17 Kodiak 8.3 210
13 McGrath 1.4 37
9 Port Alsworth 1.5 38
22 St Paul Island 3.1 79
22 Shemya Island 3.4 85

Interior Alaska

Precipitation totals for October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Fairbanks 0.8 21
10 McKinley Park 0.8 20
9 Tanana 0.7 17
5 Tok 0.6 15

Far North Alaska

Total precipitation during October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Barrow 0.4 10
12 Bettles 1.0 26
11 Kotzebue 1.0 26
12 Nome 1.6 41
10 Prudhoe Bay 0.3 8
Reference

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

Alaska Precipitation
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