2020-2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska

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Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

August 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska
DatesWeather Conditions
Aug 1-4Showers, cool
Aug 5-13Rainy periods, cool
Aug 14-17Sunny North, showers Central and South; cool
Aug 18-21Showers, cool
Aug 22-31Snow showers, cold North; rainy periods, mild elsewhere
Augusttemperature 39° North, 55° elsewhere (1° below avg.)
precipitation 0.7" North, 4.5" South (0.5" below avg.)

September 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Alaska
DatesWeather Conditions
Sep 1-5A few showers North and Central, rainy South; cool
Sep 6-15Rain, then snow showers, cold North; rainy periods, mild Central and South
Sep 16-24Flurries, cold North; sunny, cool Central; rainy, mild South
Sep 25-30Snow showers North, sunny Central, showers South; mild
Septembertemperature 35° North, 57° elsewhere (3° above avg.)
precipitation 2.1" North, 8" South (1" above avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter season temperatures will be milder than normal, with the coldest periods in late November, early January, and early and mid-February. Precipitation will be slightly above normal. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in late March North, mid-November Central, and early December and early to mid-March South. April and May will be warmer than normal, with slightly below-normal precipitation. Summer will be warmer and drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early June and throughout July. September and October will be milder than normal, with precipitation below normal North and above South.

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 2020 to October 2021

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2020 to October 2021 for Alaska Region

Reader Comments

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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?

Abbreviations

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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?

Alaska

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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.

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