Average Weather in Farmers Loop Alaska, United States
In Farmers Loop, the summers are long, comfortable, and mostly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -15°F to 72°F and is rarely below -40°F or above 81°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Farmers Loop for warm-weather activities is from late June to late July.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 12 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 58°F. The hottest day of the year is July 3, with an average high of 72°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 8 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 15°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of -15°F and high of 0°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
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In Farmers Loop, 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 in Farmers Loop begins around February 13 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around June 15. On March 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 15 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around February 13. On September 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Farmers Loop varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from May 25 to October 11, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on August 6.
The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from October 11 to May 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on March 18.
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 in Farmers Loop changes throughout the year.
Snow alone is the most common for 6.1 months, from October 13 to April 16. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 13% on January 3.
Rain alone is the most common for 5.9 months, from April 16 to October 13. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 31% on August 6.
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. Farmers Loop experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 6 to October 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 15, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 14 to May 6. The least rain falls around March 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 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. Farmers Loop experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from September 19 to April 25, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from April 25 to September 19. The least snow falls around July 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Farmers Loop varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 3 hours, 38 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 21 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 2:54 AM on June 20, and the latest sunrise is 8 hours, 6 minutes later at 11:00 AM on December 24. The earliest sunset is at 2:37 PM on December 18, and the latest sunset is 10 hours, 13 minutes later at 12:50 AM on June 21.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Farmers Loop 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 in Farmers Loop, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Farmers Loop experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 5 to April 1, with average wind speeds of more than 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 1 to November 5. The calmest day of the year is July 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Farmers Loop varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.2 months, from May 24 to August 31, with a peak percentage of 49% on July 6. The wind is most often from the east for 8.8 months, from August 31 to May 24, with a peak percentage of 72% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Farmers Loop 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 Farmers Loop for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late July, with a peak score in the first 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 Farmers Loop for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid July, with a peak score in the first week of July.
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 in Farmers Loop typically lasts for 3.8 months (116 days), from around May 14 to around September 7, rarely starting before April 30 or after May 29, and rarely ending before August 19 or after September 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Farmers Loop should appear around May 24, only rarely appearing before May 15 or after June 3.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from April 28 to July 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 5.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from October 13 to February 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Farmers Loop are 64.908 deg latitude, -147.699 deg longitude, and 722 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Farmers Loop contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,066 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 837 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,706 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,698 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Farmers Loop is covered by trees (91%), within 10 miles by trees (79%), and within 50 miles by trees (64%) and shrubs (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Farmers Loop, 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 Farmers Loop.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Farmers Loop 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 Farmers Loop is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Farmers Loop and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .