2018-2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Bethel, AK


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December 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-4Snow showers, mild
Dec 5-10Flurries, cold
Dec 11-17Snow showers, cold
Dec 18-25Snowy, mild
Dec 26-31Snow showers, turning cold
Decembertemperature 1° N, 39° S (8° above avg.)
precipitation 1.2" N, 3" S (1" above avg. N, 2" below S)

January 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-7Snow showers; mild N and C, cold S. 8-20 Snow showers, cold
Jan 21-25Flurries, mild N; clear, cold C and S. 26-31 Flurries, cold N; snowy periods, mild C and S.
Januarytemperature -14° N, 27° S (2° below avg.)
precipitation 0.2" N, 5" S (avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2018 to October 2019

Winter temperatures will be milder than normal, with the coldest periods in mid-January and early February. Precipitation will be above normal N (see key below) and below normal S, while snowfall will be near to below normal. The snowiest periods will be in early to mid-November and mid- to late December. April and May will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation. Summer will be slightly warmer and drier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid- to late July and early August. September and October temperatures will be colder than normal N and milder C and S. There will be near-normal precipitation and snowfall, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-October C and early October E and W.

About the Alaska Region

The Alaska long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ALASKA (Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla).

Alaska Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Alaska long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2018 to October 2019

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2018 to October 2019 for Bethel, AK

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Terms used on Alaska 2 month weather forecast

What do all the abbreviations for the 2 month forecast in Alaska stand for? I'm not sure how to read the force without a legend to go by to explain all the; N, C, S, E, W.... Please explain?


The abbreviations are as follows: north (N), central (C), south (S), east (E), west (W), and elsewhere (EW). In the context of our forecast, the terms refer to parts of the state (so “north” means “northern Alaska,” “central” means “central Alaska,” and so on.)

I think that is a VERY vague

I think that is a VERY vague answer. Is central Fairbanks area or Anchorage? Or is Fairbanks east and Bethel West? Or is South referring to Kenai peninsula and does it include Anchorage?

So I guess my question is-which region is Anchorage. We are are normally considered south-central so do we follow the South or the Central forecast?


In our forecasts, we consider Fairbanks to be central, Bethel west, and Anchorage and Juneau south. Note that whether a city is “central” depends on the context in the forecast: Anchorage would be considered “central” when we’re speaking in terms of East and West, but “south” in terms of North and South. Fairbanks would be considered “central” in both contexts.

Alaska Regions

From an Alaskan perspective... Fairbanks is considered in the Interior. Juneau is in the Southeast, also known as the Panhandle. Anchorage, Kenai/Soldotna, Palmer/Wasilla are all Southcentral. Anchorage and Juneau are nowhere near each other, especially when it comes to weather, and should not be lumped together as "South". From a born and raised Alaskan.

Anchorage and Juneau weather

Anchorage and Juneau weather patterns are completely different and nowhere even close to each other. Alaska regions need to be re-worked.