Alaska Weather Information
The chart to the left provides daily details of the average highs and lows of the Kenai Peninsula. As can be seen from the graphs, the weather in Alaska vary's dramatically throughout the year. While the daytime highs of the months of December and January sit right around freezing levels, summer time brings a marked change to temperatures starting around the middle of May and continuing until the middle of September. With highs in June and July approaching 70 degrees the weather is simply perfect.
Rain fall changes significantly from month to month as well. While the sun begins to warm the state and create glacial runoff for lots of the rivers and streams, April-June are relatively dry months.
Moving into the late fall however as we look at August and September we can see that rainfall can increase substantially. We can see the gradual rise in rainfall from July to August to September which means the early parts of those months generally have less rain than the later parts of the month.
Land of the Midnight Sun
The chart on the right is a fantastic pictorial view of day/night hours in Alaska but might need just a brief explanation.
The yellow area marks the time period during the day when the sun is above the horizon. Then each color band from orange to gray represents different levels of twilight with dark gray being full darkness. Notice that as we start to reach the months of June and July full darkness is never actually acheived leaving a little twilight at all hours of the day. It's a pretty amazing experience, enjoying some amazing fishing, and took look down at your watch and explain "Oh, my gosh, it's nearly midnight! We'd better get some sleep so we are rested to do it again tomorrow!"
Current weather information is available from the following sources:
• National Weather Service VHF/FM frequencies of 162.400, 162.425, 162.475 and 162.550 MHz in areas where available.
• National Weather Service’s website: www.arh.noaa.gov
• Alaska Weather Information Hotline at 1-800-472-0391.