Cook Inlet
First Order Stations

Anchorage International Airport

Homer Airport

Talkeetna Airport

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The Cook Inlet region includes the most densly populated part of Alaska. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is located at teh head of Cook Inlet. The region includes station with very large differences along the maritime-continental gradient. Most of the region is forested up to the tree line, and mean annual temperatures are generally above freezing. Permafrost is sporadic and generally confined to high elevations and/or north-facing slopes. Precipitation, while not as high as that in the southwest, southcentral, or southeast regions, is substantially greater than in the interior region.
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Observing Stations - Period of record given in parenthesis, which denotes start and end year of operation. Data may not be complete throughout the period, however, and may include significant data gaps. Boldface type indicates stations currently operating.
ADULT CONSV CMP (1966 - 74) GLEN ALPS (1971 - present) PALMER 2 ESE (1961 - 62)
ALASKA PCFC UNIV (1993 - present) GOOSE BAY (1967 - 76) PALMER 4 SE (1956 - 60)
ALPINE INN (1963 - 71) H & H GROCERY LDGE (1971) PALMER 4 SSE
ALYESKA (1963 - present) HALIBUT COVE (1975 - 98) PALMER CRN CTR (1975 - 78)
ANCHORAGE 4 ESE (1957 - 62) HAYES RIVER (1980 - present) PALMER JOB CORPS (1948 - 98)
ANC ELMENDORF AFB (1947 - 97) HIGH LAKE LDGE (1964 - 68) PALMER AIRPORT (2002 - present)
ANC FCST OFC (1998 - present) HOMER 13 NE (2002 - present) PALMER OBSVY
ANC HILLSIDE (1993 - 97) HOMER 17 E (1991) PLANT MATLS CTR (1975 - 94)
ANC LAKE HOOD (2002 - present) HOMER 2 NNE POINT MACKENZIE (1980 - present)
ANC MERRILL FLD (1916 - 53) HOMER 5 NW (1952 - 73) PORT CHATHAM (1980)
ANC MIDTOWN (2000 - present) HOMER 8 NW (1977 - present) PORT GRAHAM (1999 - 2002)
ANC PARK STRIP (1964 - 73) HOMER 9 E (1988 - present) PORTAGE (1936 - 49)
ANDERSON LAKE (1971 - present) HOMER RES CTR (1973 - 79) PORTAGE 1 S (1984 - 95)
BEACON PARK (1971 - 72) HOPE (1979 - 95) PUNTILLA (1942 - present)
BEAR COVE (1955 - 72) HOUSTON (1984 - present) ROCK RIDGE DRIVE (1972 - 80)
BELUGA (1973 - 92) IGLOO LODGE (2001 - present) SARGENT CREEK (1964 - 65)
BENBOW (1966 - 69) INDEPENDENCE MINE (1971) SELDOVIA (1916 - 23)
BENS FARM (1969 - present) INISKIN (1954 - 62) SELDOVIA DOCK (1967 - 75)
BIG DIPPER FARM (1968 - 70) KALGIN ISLAND (1988) SHEEP MTN LODGE (2001 - present)
BIG LAKE 2 (1971 - 77) KASILOF 3 NW (1925 - 97) SILVER SALMON CRK (1966 - 67)
BIG RIVER LAKES (1978 - present) KASITSNA BAY (1967 - 78) SKWENTNA (1939 - present)
BIRCH ROAD (1965 - 72) KATMAI OIL & GAS (1972 - 73) SOLDOTNA 6 W (1970 - 72)
BRVRUD (1970 - 71) KENAI 9 N (1983 - present) SOLDOTNA AIRPT (1962 - 69)
BUTTE 3 NNE (2002 - present) KENAI MUN AP (1899 - present) SOUTH FORK (1964 - 71)
CMP TOGOWOODS (2001 - present) KNIK (1951 - 52) STERLING (1954 - 68)
CAMPBELL CR CTR (2000 - present) LAKE LOUISE (1972 - 73) SUMMIT NIKE SITE (1961 - 71)
CASWELL 5 N (1996 - 98) LAZY MOUNTAIN (1984 - present) SUSITNA LANDING
CHISIK ISLAND (1967 - 69) LITTLE SUSITNA (1962 - 63) SUSITNA MEADOWS (1968 - 75)
CHULITNA HWY CMP (1973 - 80) MACLAREN RIVER (1971 - 72) SUTTON 1 W (1978 - present)
CHULITNA RIVER (1971 - present) MATANUSKA AES (1917 - present) TAHNETA PASS (1978 - 2000)
COOPER LNDG 5 W (1975 - present) MATSU VALLEY 16 (1951 - 54) TALKEETNA 5 W (1960 - 62)
COOPER L KENAI R (1941 - 56) MATSU VALLEY 2 (1941 - 49) THE TICES (1973 - 75)
CREEKSIDE PRK SCHL (1962 - 68) MC KINLEY VIEW (1965 - 70) TOLOVAMKORGA (1963 - 65)
DEVILS CLUB (1958 - 62) MIRROR L SCT CMP (1985 - present) TRAPPER CRK 7 SW (1997 - present)
EAGLE RIVER (1901 - 72) MONTANA (1962) TRAPPERS CRK (1968 - 70)
EAGLE RIVER #2 MONTANA CREEK (1963, 1981) TRI NAL ACRES (1971 - 87)
EAGLE RIVER 5 SE (1989 - present) MOOSE RUN (1965 - 71) TUTKA BAY LAGOON (1979 - 2002)
EAGLE RIVER S FRK (1976 - 84) MOUNT MAGNIFICENT (1974 - 78) TYONE LAKE (1969 - 71)
EAGLE R VIS CTR (1981 - 90) NANCY LAKE (2001 - present) TYONEK (1989 - 1909, 1968 - 71)
EDGEMIRE LAKES (1971 - 81) NANWALEK (2002) VENTA (1958 - 67)
EKLUTNA LAKE (1946 - 76) NAPTOWNE (1950 - 54) WASILLA 2 NE (1968 - 84)
EKLUTNA PROJECT (1952 - 98) NINILCHIK (1940 - 68) WASILLA 3 S (1944 - 99)
EKLUTNA WTP (2001 - present) NINILCHIK 5 NE (1968 - 69) WHITES CROSSING (1971 - present)
FT RICHARDSON (1990 - present) OIL WELL ROAD E P (1967 - 74) WILLOW 6 N (1973)
FUNNY RIVER PALMER 1 N (1954 - 77) WILLOW HWY CMP (1977 - 1989)
GIRDWOOD (1955 - 78) PALMER 12 NNW (1983) WILLOW WEST (1960 - present)