Skagway, Alaska - Climate

Climate

Skagway has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb/Dsb) which is very unusual for a place so far north. It is in the rain shadow of the coastal mountains - though not as pronounced as the rain shadow in Southcentral Alaska in the valley of the Susitna River, this still allows it to receive only half as much precipitation as Juneau and only a sixth as much as Yakutat.

Climate data for Skagway, Alaska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 52
(11)
60
(16)
59
(15)
76
(24)
82
(28)
89
(32)
92
(33)
91
(33)
77
(25)
68
(20)
59
(15)
52
(11)
92
(33)
Average high °F (°C) 26.9
(−2.8)
33.2
(0.7)
39.4
(4.1)
50.1
(10.1)
58.7
(14.8)
65.1
(18.4)
66.9
(19.4)
64.9
(18.3)
57.4
(14.1)
48.0
(8.9)
36.3
(2.4)
32.0
(0.0)
48.24
(9.02)
Average low °F (°C) 17.3
(−8.2)
22.3
(−5.4)
27.0
(−2.8)
32.8
(0.4)
40.1
(4.5)
47.1
(8.4)
50.4
(10.2)
48.9
(9.4)
44.2
(6.8)
37.2
(2.9)
26.8
(−2.9)
22.8
(−5.1)
34.74
(1.52)
Record low °F (°C) −15
(−26)
−15
(−26)
−5
(−21)
14
(−10)
14
(−10)
23
(−5)
23
(−5)
23
(−5)
19
(−7)
8
(−13)
−6
(−21)
−14
(−26)
−15
(−26)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.17
(55.1)
1.84
(46.7)
1.55
(39.4)
1.20
(30.5)
1.30
(33)
1.11
(28.2)
1.19
(30.2)
2.19
(55.6)
4.04
(102.6)
4.24
(107.7)
2.89
(73.4)
2.43
(61.7)
26.15
(664.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 14.2
(36.1)
9.7
(24.6)
3.3
(8.4)
1.0
(2.5)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.2
(3)
8.6
(21.8)
11.1
(28.2)
49.2
(125)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch) 9 9 10 8 8 8 9 13 16 18 13 12 133
Source: Western Regional Climate Centre

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