Average Weather in June in Ketchikan Alaska, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 47°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ketchikan typically range from 54°F to 65°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 38°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
The month of June in Ketchikan experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 64% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is June 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 37% of the time.
For reference, on December 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on August 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 42%.
Cloud Cover Categories in June
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ketchikan, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is gradually increasing, starting the month at 40% and ending it at 43%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 73% on October 31, and its lowest chance is 40% on June 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 Ketchikan is essentially constant, remaining about 4.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.5 inches or falling below 1.9 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 4.4 inches on June 26.
Average Monthly Rainfall in June
Over the course of June in Ketchikan, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 18 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 37 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is June 1, with 17 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June
The latest sunrise of the month in Ketchikan is 4:12 AM on June 1 and the earliest sunrise is 8 minutes earlier at 4:04 AM on June 17.
The earliest sunset is 9:17 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 15 minutes later at 9:32 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ketchikan 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 4:04 AM and sets 17 hours, 28 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:11 AM and sets 7 hours, 6 minutes later, at 3:17 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 Ketchikan is essentially constant during June, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in June
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 Ketchikan is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on July 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in June
Wind Direction in June
Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan is gradually increasing during June, rising by 4°F, from 50°F to 53°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 Ketchikan typically lasts for 6.3 months (191 days), from around April 19 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 20 or after May 15, and rarely ending before October 3 or after November 21.
The month of June in Ketchikan is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in June
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 Ketchikan are gradually increasing during June, increasing by 129°F, from 67°F to 196°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 Ketchikan is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.2 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during June is 5.3 kWh on June 16.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ketchikan are 55.342 deg latitude, -131.648 deg longitude, and 269 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ketchikan contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,838 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 398 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,297 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (4,977 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ketchikan is covered by trees (61%) and water (29%), within 10 miles by trees (55%) and water (37%), and within 50 miles by trees (48%) and water (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ketchikan 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ketchikan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ketchikan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ketchikan International Airport (86%, 4.4 kilometers, west) and Metlakatla Seaplane Base (14%, 24 kilometers, south).
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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