Average Weather In June For Skagway, Alaska, USA

Location

This report describes the typical weather at the Skagway Airport (Skagway, Alaska, United States) weather station over the course of an average June. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.

Skagway, Alaska has a continental climate with dry warm summers. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by tundra (90%), oceans and seas (6%), and lakes and rivers (2%).

Temperature

The month of June is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 62°F throughout the month, exceeding 72°F or dropping below 53°F only one day in ten.

Daily High and Low Temperature in June

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Daily low temperatures range from 47°F to 51°F, falling below 43°F or exceeding 54°F only one day in ten.

Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands in June

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below 15°F), freezing (15°F to 32°F), cold (32°F to 50°F), cool (50°F to 65°F), comfortable (65°F to 75°F), warm (75°F to 85°F), hot (85°F to 100°F) and sweltering (above 100°F).

Sun

Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1 with 18:11 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 15 with 18:40 hours of daylight.

Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon), civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 3:42am on June 15; the latest sunset is at 10:24pm on June 25; the latest sunrise is at 3:54am on June 2; the earliest sunset is at 10:05pm on June 1.

Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in June, so the entire month is in daylight time.

Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Savings Time in June

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (solar, civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight savings time are indicated by the "DST" labels.

Clouds

The median cloud cover ranges from 82% (mostly cloudy) to 90% (mostly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 7% from the start to the end of the month.

Median Cloud Cover in June

The median daily cloud cover (black line) with percentile bands (inner band from 40th to 60th percentile, outer band from 25th to 75th percentile).

On June 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 32% of the time, partly cloudy 4% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 58% of the time.

Cloud Cover Types in June

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories. From top (most blue) to bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.

Precipitation

The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 45%, with little variation over the course of the month.

Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day in June

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts towards the thunderstorm totals. The order of severity is from the top down in this graph, with the most severe at the bottom.

Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.

Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 83% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 28, when it is observed during 39% of all days.

Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 29, when it is observed during 7% of all days.

Types of Precipitation Throughout June

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation over the course of a typical June.

Snow

Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in June or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.

Humidity

The relative humidity typically ranges from 51% (mildly humid) to 89% (very humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 35% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).

The air is driest around June 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 59% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 30, rising above 84% (humid) three days out of four.

Relative Humidity in June

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.

Over the course of a typical June, the dew point typically varies from 39°F (dry) to 51°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 35°F (dry) or above 55°F (very comfortable).

Dew Point in June

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 20 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 26 mph (strong breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 17, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 20 mph (fresh breeze).

The lowest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 20 mph (fresh breeze).

Wind Speed in June

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
The wind is most often out of the north east (21% of the time), south west (20% of the time), and south (18% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south east (0% of the time), north west (1% of the time), east (1% of the time), and west (1% of the time).

Wind Directions in June

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.

Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions in June

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis. Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.