Our weather can change rather quickly. Alaskans will always tell you to dress in layers and pack light raingear, just in case. Current Alaska Weather .
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Quick: What are the four seasons in Alaska ? Answer: Winter, June, July, and August. That timeworn classic is only partially true–May and September can also be great summer months.
West of Fairbanks , in central Alaska, minus-70 weather has appeared from Manley Hot Springs to Galena. Intense cold has also occurred northwest of Fairbanks , at Allakaket and other places close to the Arctic Circle. Coldest Places in Alaska .
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Alaska is cold , very cold . Alaska has the coldest winters, the coldest summers, the longest winter, the most freezing degree days, and on and on. Temperatures in the -30°s and -40°s are a near daily occurrence from November through March in the interior portion of the state. There is a very simple reason for this.
Alaska Gets Six Months of 24-Hour Sunlight and Darkness The 24-hour daylight and darkness still happen in Alaska, just less so. Barrow is one of Alaska’s northernmost cities and gets complete darkness for two months out of the year.
WHAT TO WEAR IN ALASKA . Whenever and wherever you travel in “The Last Frontier,” clothing is always a primary consideration. The Base Layer. Long-sleeve shirts and pants. The Insulating Layer. Fleece jacket and gloves. The Outer Layer. Footwear Hiking Boots/Shoes. Sturdy socks and good walking shoes.
As far as rent goes, Alaska is ever so slightly cheaper than the U.S. as a whole. According to Apartment List’s 2019 report, the median rent for a studio and one bedroom apartment in Alaska is $17 and $21 cheaper than the national median, respectively. The state is mostly made up of homeowners, though.
The best time to visit Alaska is between mid-June and mid-September. The warmer weather and long days make this a particularly pleasant time of year, with temperatures around the mid-to-late teens.
The 4 Most Affordable Cities in Alaska Juneau . Only accessible by boat or plane, Alaska’s capital city is also the most affordable place to live in the entire state. Anchorage . More than 40 percent of Alaska’s entire population lives in Anchorage . Fairbanks . Badger (CDP)
The warmest weather in Alaska is in the interior. It regularly gets into the 80’s in the summer. The warmest temp ever recorded in Alaska was in the interior at Fort Yukon of 100° F. The warmest weather in Alaska is in the interior.
Fact: The Interior Region of Alaska enjoys warm summers. Ft. Yukon holds the state’s high temperature record: 100 F in June, 1915! Fairbanks often has summer temperatures in the 80s and occasionally gets up into the 90s.
That said, Alaska still gets fairly extreme. For example, Barrow—one of the northernmost towns in Alaska—has about two months of darkness in the winter, from about November 18 to January 22. But in the summer, the sun doesn’t completely set for about 82 days, from roughly May 11 until July 31.
Livability.com rated Alaska’s largest city as America’s best to live in during the winter. The same website rated Anchorage 91st overall for livability among U.S. towns.