Climate Observing Stations
Climate data used for analyses throughout this website are from National Weather Service first order observing stations and cooperative observing stations across Alaska. There are 21 first-order stations in Alaska that represent observations are taken by Weather Service personnel. Observations from the cooperative network are taken by dedicated volunteers in the community and provide a significant enhancement to the spatial coverage of climate data across Alaska. Stations are grouped into nine regions.
Choose a Region
01 - Southeast
02 - Southcentral
03 - Southwest Islands
04 - Copper River Basin
05 - Cook Inlet
06 - Bristol Bay
07 - West Central
08 - Interior Basin
09 - Arctic Drainage
All cooperative stations available, years in operation.
Instrumental climate history by Sue Ann Bowling.
Other observing networks in the state.

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FIRST-ORDER STATIONS listed by division. For information on cooperative stations, click on one of the 9 regions to see a full station list and years in operation
West Central
Southeast Copper River
Annette
Juneau
Gulkana
Bethel
Kotzebue
Nome

Cook Inlet
Southcentral
Anchorage
Homer
Talkeetna
Kodiak
Valdez
Yakutat
Interior
Bettles
Big Delta

Fairbanks
McGrath
Bristol Bay
Southwest Islands
King Salmon
Cold Bay
St. Paul

Arctic
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