Alaska is known for its cold weather winters- infamous, even! While southeast Alaska endures cold, rainy winters, the Interior generally drops temperatures into the minus Fahrenheit range. Additionally, due to its northern longitude, wintertime in Alaska means very little daylight. Sunlight hours can range anywhere between 7-4 per day in the winter months, and in Utqiavik (formerly Barrow) above the Arctic Circle, daylight is not seen from November 18 to January 22.
Historical newspapers are a valuable source of information regarding winter weather and severity of snow storms. Below are but a small sample that chronicle how Alaska citizens dealt with blizzards and freezing temperatures from all across the state:
Be sure to bundle up and stay warm over these next few months!