Weve complied our alaska state map and alaska road maps which include alaska and canada. Prism normals are available for certain other regions as well virgin islands, jamaica, pacific islands including hawaii. Due to increased web security, the anonymous ftp server is no longer available. Average precipitation for alaska in january current results. Average temperatures and precipitation amounts for more than 58 cities in alaska. Graphical forecasts alaska national weather service. Up to 90 days of daily highs, lows, and precipitation chances. The grib data are posted on our ftp server shapefiles. Observational data map of annual weather station networks from around the world. How are temperatures and precipitation changing over time. For information on when the grids were most recently updated, see calendar of prism data updates.
Bettles weather averages and climate bettles, alaska. On the precipitation and precipitation change in alaska mdpi. Averages are for juneau international airport, which is 7 miles from juneau. National temperature and precipitation maps temperature. Juneau snowfall totals below average, just 51 inches so far. Alaska monthly and yearly annual mean maximum daily precipitation climate maps for the ak lower 48 states, with mean total rainfall presented individually or via automatic slide show. If you want to see the monthly climate normals for other stations you may do so here, and you may view historical data for these and other stations. Figure 1 is a map of mean annual precipitation built from prism. Climate annette alaska and weather averages annette. A climate chart for your city, indicating the monthly high.
August is the hottest month for ketchikan with an average high temperature of 64. Annual observational data map gis maps national centers. Ground observations, aerial reconnaissance, and remote sensing are sources used to assess ice conditions. Based on the 19 first order stations, and the time period since 1949, the five highest temperatures were observed in the following years. Stations and historical data are still being added to the archives. Climate alaska average weather, temperature, rainfall, when to go, what to pack alaska, the largest state of the united states with a surface of more than 1. A climate graph showing rainfall, temperatures and normals. We know how important maps of alaska are to making your travel plans. October is the wettest month in port protection with 12. Adobe illustrator vector, pdf and jpg files are available.
In march 2015, data for thirteen alaskan climate divisions were added to the nclimdiv data set. Values for annual precip were found by summing all nonmissing, reported values for daily precipitation within a given year in the dataset ghcn daily, and values for mat were found by taking the mean of all daily mean temperatures. Understanding where you are and where youre going are essential. National temperature and precipitation maps are available from february 2001 to february 2020. The probability that precipitation frequency estimates for a given duration and average recurrence interval will be greater than the upper bound or less than the. Climate information for anchorage alaska alaska united. Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Weather map with the current precipitation forecast for alaska. This map was created by the state of alaska department of environmental conservationcontaminated sites program to assist the public in identifying known contaminated sites in the state of alaska.
Prism climate rasters average monthlyyearly precipitation and annual minimum and maximum temperature by state. Map of alaska travel to alaska with bells travel guides. Monthly temperature, precipitation and hours of sunshine. Information on total rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in alaska for january, including average precipitation and days of wet weather for places throughout the state. National weather service climate national weather service climate. Are you wondering what the average rainfall of oregon is during the year. Alaska climate research center, university of alaska fairbanks, 2158 n. Recent hurricane seasons have provided painful lessons in the importance of preparing for these destructive storms. Precipitation map of colorado state symbols 50 us states. Includes usda plant hardiness zone maps, climate data for areas outside the continental u. Displaying current 1day observed precipitation valid on. Featuring the work of noaa scientists, each snapshot is a publicfriendly version of an existing data product. These layers are file geodatabases, by state, that contain rasters of average monthly and yearly precipitation in inches for the climatological period 19611990, 19712000 and 19812010. National weather service data download in gis format.
The url in your browser window can then be bookmarked or shared. These maps show baseline 19611990 average total precipitation and projected change in precipitation for the decades spanning 20102039, 20402069, and 20702099. Largest reported tornado in alaska from 19502011, 1141959 10 yards wide month with highest number of reported tornadoes in alaska from 19502011. Our hydrologic monitoring stations continue to send data in near realtime to nwisweb, and we are continuing critical water monitoring activities to. He and his wife, chris woolwinemoen, produced thousands of awardwinning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map. Temporal distributions are provided for 6hour, 12hour, 24hour, and 96hour durations. Are you wondering what the average rainfall of colorado is during the year. World north america united states alaska alaska anchorage anchorage the tables below display average monthly climate and weather indicators in anchorage alaska. Brian brettschneider, a climatologist at the university of alaska fairbanks, compiled the map above, showing the trend in annual precipitation over the 50year period spanning 1970 to 2019. The precipitation data are qualitycontrolled, multisensor radar and rain gauge precipitation estimates obtained from national weather service nws river forecast centers rfcs and mosaicked by national centers for environmental prediction ncep. Seasonalannual statistics alaska climate research center. Climate information for anchorage alaska including average temperature, rain and snowfall totals. Gridded mean monthly temperature and precipitation data for alaska, british columbia, and yukon.
Prism climate rasters average monthlyyearly precipitation. Daily mean temperatures were found by averaging the daily maximum and minimum temperatures reported in ghcn daily. The wettest season is winter with 37% of yearly precipitation and % occurs in summer, which is the driest season. Notice the usgs water resources mission areas priority is to maintain the safety and wellbeing of our communities, including providing critical situational awareness in times of flooding in all 50 u. Search and download selected products of the divisional dataset. Also shows county borders with county names, state capital, major and secondary cities and towns, major river systems and lakes. Featuring the work of noaa scientists, each snapshot is a publicfriendly version of an. If you want to see the monthly climate normals for other stations you may do so here, and you may view historical data for these and other stations in alaska here. Precipitation map for oregon classbrains state reports.
This is a continuation of the warm temperatures from 2014, which had a mean temperature 0. The precipitation frequency estimates were derived from annual maximum series at each station in the. The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in alaska. All maps are available in digital format as well as a printed poster. Here are our seasonal annual summaries, recording temperature, precipitation, snowfall, snow depth, and cumulative heating degree days for six cities throughout alaska. Annette weather averages and climate annette, alaska. Average precipitation for alaska in january the tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during january at cities, towns and parks in alaska. Alaska is a huge state that requires planning to get the most out of your trip. John moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of. Bookmark this page if you would like to bookmark or share your current view, you must first click the permalink button. Alaska tornado average less than 1 per year, lowest average in the u. To aid in better understanding the temperature and precipitation data of the spatially variable climate of alaska and northwest canada. The precipitation frequency estimates were derived from annual maximum series at each station in the region. Not all products are available for all dates and time periods.
The normals are baseline datasets describing average monthly and annual conditions over the most recent three full decades. Know whats coming with accuweathers extended daily forecasts for noorvik, ak. Average annual precipitation for alaska current results. On the climate and climate change of sitka, southeast alaska. Ahps precipitation analysis national weather service. Brian brettschneider, a climatologist at the university of alaska fairbanks, compiled the map above, showing the trend in annual precipitation over. In this area, summer heating produces average maximum temperatures in the upper 70s with. If you have any questions or problems, please contact nws. Southeast, south central, southwest, interior and far north alaska. Maps show which areas have trended wetter, drier in last.
Several products are also being developed and will be added as they are completed. The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for. On the precipitation and precipitation change in alaska. These maps show baseline 19611990 average total precipitation and projected change in precipitation for the decades spanning 20102039, 20402069, and. The temporal distributions for the duration are expressed in probability terms as cumulative percentages of precipitation totals see documentation for more information. These reports summarize recent temperature and precipitation conditions and longterm. The greatest seasonal temperature contrast is found in the central and eastern portion of the continental interior.
Climate bettles alaska and weather averages bettles. Cartographic maps of precipitation frequency estimates were created for selected average recurrence intervals and durations. National temperature and precipitation maps are available from february 2001 to march 2020. Look for files named in the format usadlyprcpyyyymmdd, where yyyymmdd is the year 4 digits, month, and day of the verifying analysis. Download observed station data by visiting the environmental modeling centers ftp directory containing daily precipitation text files. Records show this could be the sixth straight year with belowaverage snowfall.
The mean average annual temperature in 2015 for the first order stations was 35. Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. The best map of alaska including state maps, city maps and highway maps of the state of alaska. You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state. Alaska yearly annual and monthly mean maximum daily. The current prism normals cover the period 19812010 longterm average datasets are modeled with prism using a digital elevation model dem as the predictor grid. National weather service figures show the annual snowfall average in juneau is 86. National climate report annual 2019 state of the climate.
View divisiona climate data and products via a map interface. An isopleth thematic map of alaska that uses lines connecting places of equal distribution to show total yearly rainfall in high detail. Wpc 5 and 7day total quantitative precipitation forecasts. Map images and data prepared for outside agencies but now released for public use. This precipitation map will give you the information you need. Galena weather averages and climate galena, alaska. Based on weather reports collected during 19852015. The wettest season is winter with 38% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in autumn, which is the driest season. Explore a range of easytounderstand climate maps in a single interface. Tongass national forest, ak monthly weather forecast. Precipitation wpc qpf noaa atlas 14 precipitation frequency estimates. Perhaps most important is the need to protect your home sooner rather than later. Download the full resolution version of the current map for.
We recommend that these color maps are used as visual aids only. Map example raster layer available for download percent change in april 1 snow water. The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the noaa national climatic data center. The temperature of alaska for 2016 was a year for the record books. To automate or download multiple datasets, you can download a program called wget. Five highest mean annual temperatures for the first order stations in alaska since 1949. Gridded mean monthly temperature and precipitation data for. National weather service nws is responsible for monitoring ice breakup conditions throughout alaska to assess flood threats and navigational hazards. The animations are also available in smaller format for faster download or for small screens, and in the. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. References to the following vendors or commercial web sites does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the national oceanic atmospheric administration nws or any of its field offices or employees.
Largest reported tornado in alaska from 19502011, 1141959 10 yards wide month with highest number of reported tornadoes in alaska from 19502011 june, 2 tornadoes. View maps showing trends for any month, season, or the whole year over the last three decades and. Home graphical forecasts alaska this graphical forecast page is planned to be replaced by the map viewer now operationally available at digital. Maps show which areas have trended wetter, drier in last 50.150 120 1021 1147 1233 1304 1373 607 1065 305 1532 721 1299 935 428 1175 1142 76 839 1483 290 534 263 721 252 930 178 1165 1339 631 602 75 180 233 946 1165 539 1499 1065 512 511 954 807 454 755 1263 365 866