This report describes the typical weather at the Skagway Airport (Skagway, Alaska, United States) weather station over the course of an average August 28. 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%).
The temperature typically varies from 51°F to 57°F and is rarely below 47°F or above 62°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 1am to 9am with the coldest at 6am, at which time the temperature is below 53°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from 1pm to 7pm with the hottest at 4pm, at which time the temperature is above 54°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 11am and lost it again by 10pm.
On August 28 the Sun rises at 5:49am and sets at 8:12pm.
Solar noon is at 1:01pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 3:43am and sets at 10:22pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 8:59am and sets at 2:59pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 181 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 2:46am and 11:12pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 104 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 4:05am and 9:56pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 45 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:04am and 8:57pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 55 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 6:45am and 7:17pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover is 96% (overcast) and does not vary substantially over the course of the day.
On average, the sky is clear or mostly clear 22% of the time, partly cloudy 3% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 71% of the time.
There is a 62% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.096". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.157" and the total rarely exceeds 0.336".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (70% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain) and moderate rain (26%).
Precipitation is most likely around 5am and least likely around 6pm.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on August 28 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 71% (humid) to 87% (very humid), rarely dropping below 54% (mildly humid), or exceeding 98% (very humid).
The air is driest at 4pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 81% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 5am, exceeding 82% (humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 48°F to 48°F with an average of 48°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 5 mph to 12 mph (light breeze to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 4pm and is rarely outside the range 2 mph to 21 mph (light air to fresh breeze).
The wind is most calm around 5am, rarely exceeding 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The wind is most often out of the south west (23% of the time) and south (21% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south east (0% of the time), east (0% of the time), north west (1% of the time), west (3% of the time), and north (4% of the time).