Average Weather at Hoonah Airport Alaska, United States
At Hoonah Airport, the summers are cool and mostly cloudy; the winters are long, freezing, windy, and overcast; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 65°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 74°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Hoonah Airport for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 29 to September 6, with an average daily high temperature above 59°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 65°F and low of 50°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.4 months, from November 7 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature below 40°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 24°F and high of 34°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
At Hoonah Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Hoonah Airport begins around April 26 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around September 13. On August 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 13 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around April 26. On January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Hoonah Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from August 25 to February 3, with a greater than 54% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 70% on October 14.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from February 3 to August 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 39% on June 22.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 69% on October 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Hoonah Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Hoonah Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 5, with an average total accumulation of 11.5 inches.
The least rain falls around June 10, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Hoonah Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 13 to April 21, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 21 to October 13. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Hoonah Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 6 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 18 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 3:56 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 52 minutes later at 8:48 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 3:11 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 6 hours, 59 minutes later at 10:10 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Hoonah Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level at Hoonah Airport, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Hoonah Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from September 23 to April 2, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 2 to September 23. The calmest day of the year is July 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Hoonah Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 days, from May 21 to May 24 and for 2.0 months, from August 13 to October 13, with a peak percentage of 41% on October 4. The wind is most often from the west for 2.6 months, from May 24 to August 13, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 18. The wind is most often from the east for 7.3 months, from October 13 to May 21, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.
Hoonah Airport 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.4 months, from July 6 to September 19, with an average temperature above 53°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 56°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 13 to May 3, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 7, with an average temperature of 41°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Hoonah Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Hoonah Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Hoonah Airport for hot-weather activities is from late July to early August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season at Hoonah Airport typically lasts for 4.2 months (130 days), from around May 18 to around September 25, rarely starting before April 30 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 6 or after October 15.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Hoonah Airport should appear around June 8, only rarely appearing before May 25 or after June 26.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 4 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 5.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from October 12 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hoonah Airport are 58.097 deg latitude, -135.411 deg longitude, and 207 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hoonah Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,729 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 321 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,550 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,883 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hoonah Airport is covered by trees (70%) and sparse vegetation (14%), within 10 miles by water (44%) and trees (41%), and within 50 miles by trees (39%) and water (36%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Hoonah Airport, 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
Hoonah Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .