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Table 3

Climate regions of Alaska and average daily air temperature threshold, determined as temperature at which both rainfall and snowfall have an equal probability of occurrence; lower than this temperature, solid precipitation is more likely to occur, and above this temperature, the likelihood favors liquid precipitation

Range of elevationsAir temperature threshold
RegionNumber of stationsWet seasonftm°F°C
Arctic June–September 5–2,100 1.5–640 31.0 − 0.5 
West Coast June–October 333–1,570 101–478 33.0 0.6 
Interior June–October 10–102 3.0–31 33.0 0.6 
Cook Inlet July–December 30–2,502 9.1–763 33.8 1.0 
Aleutians July–February 17–78 5.2–24 35.5 1.9 
Southeast Coast 10 August–January 12–109 3.6–33 35.6 2.0 
Range of elevationsAir temperature threshold
RegionNumber of stationsWet seasonftm°F°C
Arctic June–September 5–2,100 1.5–640 31.0 − 0.5 
West Coast June–October 333–1,570 101–478 33.0 0.6 
Interior June–October 10–102 3.0–31 33.0 0.6 
Cook Inlet July–December 30–2,502 9.1–763 33.8 1.0 
Aleutians July–February 17–78 5.2–24 35.5 1.9 
Southeast Coast 10 August–January 12–109 3.6–33 35.6 2.0 
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