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.



Other Talkeetna Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 23.8 14.7 5.5
Feb 29.3 18.7 8.3
Mar 35 22.6 9.6
Apr 46.6 35.6 23.2
May 61 49.1 34.6
Jun 67.5 56.4 45.7
Jul 69 58.9 49.6
Aug 66.2 56 46.7
Sep 57.3 47.3 38.8
Oct 44.5 34.8 26.3
Nov 29.1 20.6 12
Dec 24.3 15.6 6.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -4.6 -9.6 -14.7
Feb -1.5 -7.4 -13.2
Mar 1.7 -5.2 -12.4
Apr 8.1 2 -4.9
May 16.1 9.5 1.4
Jun 19.7 13.6 7.6
Jul 20.6 14.9 9.8
Aug 19 13.3 8.2
Sep 14.1 8.5 3.8
Oct 6.9 1.6 -3.2
Nov -1.6 -6.3 -11.1
Dec -4.3 -9.1 -14.2



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 20.7 1.9
Feb 11% 28.8 0.9
Mar 8% 30 0.8
Apr 11% 19.7 0.9
May 9% 11.2 1.1
Jun 19% 0 1.7
Jul 27% 0 2.8
Aug 31% 0 4.1
Sep 33% 0 5.1
Oct 22% 2.2 2.7
Nov 19% 8.3 1.9
Dec 14% 15.5 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 52.6 4.8
Feb 11 73.2 2.3
Mar 8 76.2 2
Apr 11 50 2.3
May 9 28.4 2.8
Jun 19 0 4.3
Jul 27 0 7.1
Aug 31 0 10.4
Sep 33 0 13
Oct 22 5.6 6.9
Nov 19 21.1 4.8
Dec 14 39.4 3.8


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.

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 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
Jan 61.4%
Feb 53.1%
Mar 42.9%
Apr 46%
May 41.7%
Jun 55.3%
Jul 64.2%
Aug 70.6%
Sep 69.8%
Oct 64%
Nov 60.9%
Dec 61.5%


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

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 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.


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