The best times to visit Talkeetna for ideal weather are
June 4th 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.
Talkeetna Travel Guide
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Weather in Talkeetna
Average temperatures in Talkeetna vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th 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 Talkeetna, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 70.5°F (21.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.6°F (9.8°C) at night.
Talkeetna Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Talkeetna Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Talkeetna Perceived Temperature (F)
Talkeetna Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Talkeetna 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Talkeetna are March, May, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Talkeetna? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to mid March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Talkeetna is often around around February 12th 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 Talkeetna.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Talkeetna (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Talkeetna has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (41.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (70.6%).
Wind in Talkeetna is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and March. December’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.4 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 early February where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Talkeetna.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.9||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.1||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.1||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.2||Barely noticeable||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.6||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.4||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Talkeetna?
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 Talkeetna, 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 Talkeetna 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
Overall Talkeetna Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 65.9°F (18.8°C) and 32°F (0°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 3 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 6 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Talkeetna, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 60.7°F (15.9°C) and 25.9°F (-3.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 10 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 Talkeetna to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.1°F (0.1°C) and 21.7°F (-5.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.