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Climate and Weather

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Alaska has a variety of climates depending on where you are visiting. Generally, summer ranges from late May-August. Spring and fall come quickly in this area. Oftentimes, the colors change within a few weeks.

Anchorage has an average temperature of 15F/-9C in January and 58F/14C in July. The Kenai Mountains protect Anchorage from much of the moisture that other parts of Alaska experience. An average of 15.9 inches of precipitation fall annually. Anchorage gets approximatley 70 inches of snow.

Seward, an ocean front city, receives an average of 67 inches of precipitation and 80 inches of snow fall a year. The summer temperatures are usually in the low 60's F. In the winter, temperatures drop to an average of 18F/-7C.

Talkeetna is located near Mt. McKinley and is affected by the mountain's weather patterns. Average temperatures in the winter range betwen 0F and 20F, but can dip below zero. The summers are traditionally warmer than Anchorage temperatures, usually around 60F. Talkeetna gets an average of 29 inches of precipitation annually.

Whittier temperatures range from 25F in winter to 56F in the summer months. The small town receives approximately 174 inches of precipitation including 260 inches of snow.

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