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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 15°F/-9°C in January and 58°F/14°C 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 18°F/-7°C.
Talkeetna is located near Mt. McKinley and is affected by the mountain’s weather patterns. Average temperatures in the winter range betwen 0°F and 20°F, but can dip below zero. The summers are traditionally warmer than Anchorage temperatures, usually around 60°F. Talkeetna gets an average of 29 inches of precipitation annually.
Valdez receives a large amount of snow, an average of 329 inches or 25 feet! The high temperature during winter months is usually in the mid to high 20’s. During the summer, temperatures are often high 50’s to low 60’s F.
Whittier temperatures range from 25°F in winter to 56°F in the summer months. The small town receives approximately 174 inches of precipitation including 260 inches of snow.
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