Anchorage - Recent Annual Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the weather in Anchorage, Alaska was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives 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 really hot and cold days occurred each year. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed 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

Anchorage temperature averages by year
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
47 34 2018 8 1
44 31 2017 7 0
48 35 2016 9 2
47 33 2015 8 1
47 34 2014 8 1
45 32 2013 7 0
42 28 2012 5 -2
43 30 2011 6 -1
44 31 2010 6 0
Number of days each year when the temperature in Anchorage dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
3 166 2018 21 0
10 181 2017 13 0
2 180 2016 35 0
7 167 2015 39 0
1 185 2014 12 0
17 190 2013 42 0
37 200 2012 6 0
21 185 2011 2 0
18 188 2010 7 0

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Anchorage during 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 in Anchorage
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
144 2018 19.5 495
123 2017 18.7 475
102 2016 16.5 419
120 2015 19.0 483
111 2014 18.3 465
127 2013 24.0 610
118 2012 20.3 515
133 2011 16.5 418
112 2010 15.6 395

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Anchorage and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
26 2018 85.8 218
19 2017 72.1 183
12 2016 36.9 94
11 2015 34.1 87
13 2014 44.0 112
30 2013 103.4 263
24 2012 92.5 235
32 2011 93.2 237
26 2010 84.8 215
Reference

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

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