Borough of Juneau, Alaska

Location and Climate

Located on the mainland of Southeast Alaska, opposite Douglas Island, Juneau was built at the heart of the Inside Passage along the Gastineau Channel. It lies 900 air miles northwest of Seattle and 577 air miles southeast of Anchorage. The community lies at approximately 58.301940 degrees North Latitude and -134.419720 degrees (West) Longitude. (Sec. 23, T041S, R067E, Copper River Meridian.) Juneau is located in the Juneau Recording District.

The area encompasses 2,716.7 sq. miles of land and 538.3 sq. miles of water. The area of Juneau is larger than that of Rhode Island or Delaware and almost as large as the two states combined. Juneau has a mild, maritime climate. Average summer temperatures range from 44 to 65; winter temperatures range from 25 to 35. It is in the mildest climate zone in Alaska. Annual precipitation is 92 inches in downtown Juneau, and 54 inches ten miles north at the airport. Snowfall averages 101 inches.


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