Alaska Weather Myths
Myth: Summers in Alaska are always cool.
Fact: The Interior Region of Alaska enjoys warm summers. Ft. Yukon holds the state's high temperature record: 100 F in June, 1915! Fairbanks often has summer temperatures in the 80s and occasionally gets up into the 90s.
Myth: The Far North of Alaska (Barrow, Prudhoe Bay, Kaktovik) is the coldest part of the state.
Fact: The Northern Interior (along Brooks Range) holds the record for the lowest temperature, where the mercury fell to -79.8° F (-62° C) at Prospect Creek in 1971.
Alaska Weather Records
-79.8° F (-62° C) at Prospect Creek on January 23, 1971.
100° F (38° C) at Fort Yukon on June 27, 1915.
Lowest Annual Normal Temperature
9.3° F (-12.6° C) at Barrow
Lowest Summer Normal Temperature
36.4° F (2.4° C) at Barrow
Lowest Winter Normal Temperature
-15.7° F (-26.5° C) at Barter Island