Anchorage - Recent May Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Anchorage, Alaska was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives May data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot or cold days occurred each May. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Anchorage had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Ted Stevens International Airport near downtown Anchorage.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Anchorage
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
55 42 2018 13 6
55 40 2017 13 5
60 44 2016 16 7
59 42 2015 15 5
62 43 2014 17 6
54 37 2013 12 3
53 39 2012 11 4
56 40 2011 13 4
58 39 2010 14 4
Number of days in May when the temperature in Anchorage dropped to 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
1 2018 0
1 2017 1
0 2016 4
0 2015 2
0 2014 3
9 2013 3
4 2012 0
2 2011 0
1 2010 5

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Anchorage during May in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation for May in Anchorage
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
11 2018 0.3 8
8 2017 1.1 27
8 2016 0.3 8
4 2015 0.6 14
4 2014 0.5 12
8 2013 1.4 36
4 2012 0.4 11
6 2011 0.4 9
2 2010 0.1 2

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Anchorage for May and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
0 2018 0.0 0
0 2017 0.0 0
0 2016 0.0 0
0 2015 0.0 0
0 2014 0.0 0
0 2013 1.3 3
0 2012 0.0 0
0 2011 0.0 0
0 2010 0.0 0
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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