The best times to visit Soldotna for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Soldotna Travel Info

Weather in Soldotna

Temperature

Average temperatures in Soldotna 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 37th 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 Soldotna, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 65.8°F (18.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.5°F (8.6°C) at night.

Soldotna Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Soldotna Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Soldotna Perceived Temperature (F)

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Soldotna Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Soldotna 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 21.8 13.3 5.9
Feb 29.7 19.2 10.5
Mar 34.3 22.5 11.8
Apr 45.1 35.5 26.2
May 56.2 45.8 34.6
Jun 61.9 52.4 42.9
Jul 64.5 55.8 47.4
Aug 63.8 54.9 46.8
Sep 56.6 47.7 40.1
Oct 44.5 35.8 29.1
Nov 29.8 21.7 14.7
Dec 23.1 15.9 9.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.7 -10.4 -14.5
Feb -1.3 -7.1 -11.9
Mar 1.3 -5.3 -11.2
Apr 7.3 1.9 -3.2
May 13.4 7.7 1.4
Jun 16.6 11.3 6.1
Jul 18.1 13.2 8.6
Aug 17.7 12.7 8.2
Sep 13.7 8.7 4.5
Oct 6.9 2.1 -1.6
Nov -1.2 -5.7 -9.6
Dec -4.9 -8.9 -12.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Soldotna are March, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.

When can you find snow in Soldotna? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Soldotna.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.1
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 5% 0 0.4
Aug 3% 0 0.4
Sep 6% 0 0.6
Oct 3% 0 0.4
Nov 1% 0 0.2
Dec 1% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.3
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 5 0 1
Aug 3 0 1
Sep 6 0 1.5
Oct 3 0 1
Nov 1 0 0.5
Dec 1 0 0.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Soldotna has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (48.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79.6%).

Wind in Soldotna is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 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 13.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 2.9 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 12.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.3 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.4%
Feb 66.6%
Mar 55.1%
Apr 52.2%
May 48.8%
Jun 57.7%
Jul 64.6%
Aug 68.4%
Sep 67.8%
Oct 69.7%
Nov 73.6%
Dec 79.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Soldotna?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Soldotna, 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 Soldotna 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

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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 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 Soldotna Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 60°F (15.6°C) and 31.3°F (-0.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Soldotna, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 25.3°F (-3.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Soldotna to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.6°F (0.3°C) and 18.7°F (-7.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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