2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska

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October 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-10Snow showers, cold North; rain and snow showers Central; rainy, mild South
Oct 11-17Flurries North, periods of rain and snow Central, showers South; mild
Oct 18-26Flurries, cold North and Central; sunny, turning cold South
Oct 27-31Snow showers North and Central, sunny South; cold
Octobertemperature 12° North, 37° South (5° below avg.)
precipitation 0.2" North, 6.7" South (0.3" below avg.)

November 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-10Snow showers, cold
Nov 11-16Sunny, mild
Nov 17-21Snowy periods, mild
Nov 22-30Sunny, frigid
Novembertemperature -3° North, 31° South (5° below avg.)
precipitation 0.3" North, 4" South (0.1" below avg. North, 1" below South)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter temperatures will be milder than normal, with the coldest period from late December into early January. Precipitation and snowfall will be mostly above normal. The snowiest periods will occur in early November in northern and central AK, mid- to late December and mid- to late January in the south, and early to mid-February on the panhandle. April and May will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation. Summer will be slightly warmer than normal, with the hottest period in early July. Precipitation will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south. September and October will be colder than normal, with precipitation near normal in the south and below normal elsewhere. Snowfall will be below normal (but above normal in central AK), with the snowiest period in mid-October.

About the Alaska Region

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

Alaska Neighboring Regions

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

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Alaska Region

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Future weather forecast Southeast Alaska

What region is southeast Alaska? (Juneau AK specifically) the Capital of Alaska.

Simmer down

You guys are making Alaskans look like jerks. Go for a god damned hike and chill out.

-Yet Another Alaskan

I live in Alaska

I live in Alaska and your temperatures for June were completely off. But it was dry in June. So whoever is doing your Alaska desk may want to know.

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?


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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?


The Editors's picture

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.

Are you kidding with N C E W etc?

Are you kidding with the abbreviations?

Do you realize that the state of Alaska comprises nearly fully 1/3 of the landmass of the United States? How can you possibly give us weather based on the entire state? Some of our landmass is above the Arctic Circle and some of it is fairly similar to Seattle Washington. This is beyond ridiculous.

Thanks, I guess.

Y'all are worse than Texans.

Y'all are worse than Texans.