Average Weather in June in Seward Alaska, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 56°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 69°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 43°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Seward typically range from 51°F to 62°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 31°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in June
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on June. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in June
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The month of June in Seward experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 69% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is June 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 32% of the time.
For reference, on December 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 72%, while on March 16, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 38%.
Cloud Cover Categories in June
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Seward, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is essentially constant, remaining around 40% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 57% on September 24, and its lowest chance is 38% on July 6.
Probability of Precipitation in June
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during June in Seward is decreasing, starting the month at 4.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.0 inches or falls below 2.0 inches, and ending the month at 4.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.7 inches or falls below 2.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 4.1 inches on June 25.
Average Monthly Rainfall in June
Over the course of June in Seward, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 25 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 51 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is June 1, with 18 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 18 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June
The latest sunrise of the month in Seward is 4:45 AM on June 1 and the earliest sunrise is 13 minutes earlier at 4:32 AM on June 19.
The earliest sunset is 11:07 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 20 minutes later at 11:27 PM on June 22.
Daylight saving time is observed in Seward during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during June, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:32 AM and sets 18 hours, 55 minutes later, at 11:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 10:00 AM and sets 5 hours, 50 minutes later, at 3:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in June
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Seward is essentially constant during June, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in June
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Seward is gradually decreasing during June, decreasing from 6.4 miles per hour to 5.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on July 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in June
Wind Direction in June
Seward is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Seward is increasing during June, rising by 6°F, from 46°F to 52°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in June
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Seward typically lasts for 5.1 months (158 days), from around May 3 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 20 or after October 26.
The month of June in Seward is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in June
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Seward are gradually increasing during June, increasing by 89°F, from 37°F to 125°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in June
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Seward is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.3 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during June is 5.4 kWh on June 18.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Seward are 60.104 deg latitude, -149.443 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Seward contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,271 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 711 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,433 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,575 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Seward is covered by water (42%), shrubs (18%), trees (14%), and bare soil (13%), within 10 miles by snow and glaciers (23%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by water (33%) and snow and glaciers (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Seward year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Seward.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Seward according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Seward is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Seward and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Seward Airport (99%, 3.0 kilometers, northeast); Soldotna Airport (0.9%, 97 kilometers, northwest); and Homer Airport (0.6%, 125 kilometers, southwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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