In Prudhoe Bay , the summers are cold ; the winters are long, frigid, and windy; and it is dry and overcast year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -21°F to 54°F and is rarely below -40°F or above 67°F.
(Tundra Climate). The average temperature for the year in North Slope is 25.0°F (-3.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 60.5°F (15.8°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of -8.5°F (-22.5°C).
(Continental Subarctic Climate ). The average temperature for the year in Prudhoe Bay is 12.1°F (-11.1°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 46.4°F (8°C).
At Eagle Airport, the summers are comfortable and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, frigid, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -13°F to 73°F and is rarely below -41°F or above 82°F.
Portions of the Dalton Highway may be temporarily closed due to road work or inclement weather. Traveling this farthest-north road involves real risks and challenges, and it can be dangerous , because the highway is essentially just a gravel road, reduced to zero visibility, enormous potholes and extreme Arctic weather.
For purposes of comparison, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that roustabouts in nonmetropolitan areas outside Anchorage, such as the North Slope , earn an average hourly salary of $24.55. Wages range between $18.37 and $30.94 per hour depending on skill and experience.
Prudhoe Bay is often called the ‘North Slope ‘ which refers to the region at large. The name doesn’t really fit, as the landscape is billiard-table flat. The name is actually derived from the Brooks mountain range about 100 miles to the south.
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Alaska Weather Records Lowest Temperature. -79.8° F (- 62° C ) at Prospect Creek on January 23, 1971. Highest Temperature. 100° F (38° C) at Fort Yukon on June 27, 1915. Lowest Annual Normal Temperature. 9.3° F (-12.6° C) at Utqiagvik (Barrow) Lowest Summer Normal Temperature. June–August. Lowest Winter Normal Temperature.
Period of Record : 10/01/1989 to 05/31/2016
|Average Max. Temperature (F)||18.3||45.0|
|Average Min. Temperature (F)||4.6||26.4|
|Average Total Precipitation (in.)||0.67||14.72|
|Average Total SnowFall (in.)||10.7||66.0|