The best times to visit Palmer for ideal weather are

June 11th to August 19th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Palmer Travel Info

Weather in Palmer


Average temperatures in Palmer vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Palmer, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 68.8°F (20.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.9°F (10.5°C) at night.

Palmer Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Palmer Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Palmer Perceived Temperature (F)


Palmer Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Palmer Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 24 16.4 9.5
Feb 28.7 20.1 12.2
Mar 33.6 24.1 15.3
Apr 47 37.4 28.3
May 60.9 49.5 38.2
Jun 65.7 55.4 46.4
Jul 68.1 58.1 50.1
Aug 65.7 55.8 47.9
Sep 56.8 47.9 40.6
Oct 44.5 36.2 29.4
Nov 29.4 22 15.1
Dec 24.1 17.1 9.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -4.4 -8.7 -12.5
Feb -1.8 -6.6 -11
Mar 0.9 -4.4 -9.3
Apr 8.3 3 -2.1
May 16.1 9.7 3.4
Jun 18.7 13 8
Jul 20.1 14.5 10.1
Aug 18.7 13.2 8.8
Sep 13.8 8.8 4.8
Oct 6.9 2.3 -1.4
Nov -1.4 -5.6 -9.4
Dec -4.4 -8.3 -12.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Palmer are March, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Palmer? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Palmer is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Palmer.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Palmer (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 5 0.7
Feb 5% 3.6 0.4
Mar 3% 3.6 0.2
Apr 3% 4.1 0.3
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 9% 0 0.9
Jul 14% 0 1.3
Aug 15% 0 1.8
Sep 18% 0 2.1
Oct 8% 0 0.8
Nov 6% 4 0.6
Dec 8% 6.1 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 12.7 1.8
Feb 5 9.1 1
Mar 3 9.1 0.5
Apr 3 10.4 0.8
May 4 0 1
Jun 9 0 2.3
Jul 14 0 3.3
Aug 15 0 4.6
Sep 18 0 5.3
Oct 8 0 2
Nov 6 10.2 1.5
Dec 8 15.5 2


Humidity and Wind

Palmer has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (41.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (66.2%).

Wind in Palmer is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Palmer.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.9 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6.3 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
May 6.7 Light breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jun 5.3 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.1 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Oct 5.1 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Dec 6.1 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.2%
Feb 58.5%
Mar 47.5%
Apr 45.1%
May 41.2%
Jun 53.6%
Jul 60.5%
Aug 65.6%
Sep 66.2%
Oct 63.9%
Nov 65.1%
Dec 65.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Palmer?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Palmer, AK, US is July, followed by August and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Palmer in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 35 in November means 35% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Palmer Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.7°F (18.2°C) and 30.4°F (-0.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Palmer, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 25.7°F (-3.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Palmer to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 31.6°F (-0.2°C) and 20.8°F (-6.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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