Average Snowfall for Alaska in May





The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during May at cities, towns and parks in Alaska. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres) this month.

The snowfall 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 total snowfall in May
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0.2 Annette Island 0.1 0.3
0.3 Haines 0.3 0.8
0.0 Juneau 0.0 0.0
0.1 Sitka 0.0 0.0
0.3 Yakutat 0.4 1.0

South - Central Alaska

May snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0.4 Anchorage 0.3 0.8
0.4 Gulkana 0.6 1.5
0.1 Homer 0.0 0.0
0.1 Seward 0.3 0.8
0.5 Talkeetna 1.0 2.5
0.8 Valdez 1.9 4.8

Southwest Alaska

Average snow for May
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
2.7 Bethel 2.1 5.3
3.1 Cold Bay 1.3 3.3
1.0 King Salmon 0.8 2.0
0.2 Kodiak 0.2 0.5
1.2 McGrath 0.9 2.3
0.5 Port Alsworth 0.7 1.8
2.7 St Paul Island 1.1 2.8
1.5 Shemya Island 0.7 1.8

Interior Alaska

Average total snowfall in May
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
0.8 Fairbanks 0.9 2.3
1.7 McKinley Park 3.1 7.9
0.4 Tanana 0.4 1.0
0.2 Tok 0.3 0.8

Far North Alaska

Average total snowfall in May
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
6.4 Barrow 2.7 6.9
1.2 Bettles 1.3 3.3
2.1 Kotzebue 1.2 3.0
3.5 Nome 2.3 5.8
2.1 Prudhoe Bay 1.4 3.6
Reference

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

Alaska Snowfall
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