What's The Difference Between Texas And Alaska's Climate?


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Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
I happen to live in Alaska! There are many interesting things about Alaska that make this a majestic and unpredictable place to live. Mt. McKinley, (now renamed, Mt. Denali) is a mountain climbers dream come true. The tallest mountain in North America, she reaches 20,320 feet, with expeditions being done all the time.
Other points of interest cover the entire state, Barrow, a town at the top of our state, is literally in the dark, without sunlight from about November 18th or 19th, until about January 22nd or 23rd, about 65 days without sunlight.
Further south in Ak. In the winter the snow comes between mid October to mid November. Some winters there is a lot of snow, and others there is barely any.
The summers are wonderful! We do everything from fishing to camping, to gardening. Our temperatures can get up to 85 degrees, though it does differ from one area to another.
We have just about every activity in the summer, plus some extras because of the vast state we have. In the spring, you only have to drive for about 1/2 hour to go and watch the whales that come into the inlet and play and feed there.
Our largest island, Kodiak, is the second largest island in the world, and the bears there are the largest in the world, besides the polar bears that live way up north around Barrow. The temperatures in Barrow in the winter can be -16 degrees or colder, and in the summer it can get up to 35 degrees.
In Anchorage the cold temps are generally around 20, but we do get cold snaps that can get down to -25 degrees, but in the summer we are quite warm, on average, it gets up to about 75degrees, but there are times when we get up to 85, and unofficially, up to 90degrees.
There are a few thunder and lightning storms in the summer also, with a fair amount of humidity.
To find out about Texas climates, you can go to and read about it there, since I am not from there, and have never been there, I really can't elaborate on the state, but this is a good site to find out more about it. Hope this helps.
HippieGal Profile
HippieGal answered
I'm from Texas, pretty much right in the middle. The climate varies to a good degree depending on what part of TX you are in, because our state is so big.

Most TX winters won't get much colder than about 17 degrees. A bit colder up in the panhandle and less in South TX, but living right in the middle gives you a good average. An average temp in the winter months is in the 30's and 40's. We don't always get snow where I live, but they get more ice and snow in the panhandle (top of TX). The windchills can get very cold here.

Summer and Winter are the long seasons here. Spring and Fall are usually very short lived. Late spring usually starts hitting the high 80's and 90's and by late June early July our temps get up in the 100's most every day until September.

There are some places in TX that are humid (mostly East Texas), but for the most part Texas is dry and arid. Most of Texas does not get much rain.

I see where someone told you all about Alaska, so now you should have both sides of the story! =)

thanked the writer.
Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
I'm glad you could tell Myra10 about your state as well. I figured that since I have never been there, I could not give an accurate description. Job well done.
HippieGal commented
Hi Tigger's mom, well, I felt the same way! When I first read the question I thought, "Well, I know about Texas, but all I know about Alaska is it's beautiful and cold. haha
I'm glad we were both able to speak first hand about our home states.
Nice to meet ya BTW.
moodie madd Profile
moodie madd answered
The tip of Texas is almost in the tropics, which means it is very warm and tropical like. The other parts of Texas are in the middle latitudes, but it is still warm because it is south and nearer to the equator.
Alaska is way up North where it is cold pretty much all year and in a polar climate, which again states it is very cold!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Alaska basically has a large land mass and we can divide the climate into two. 1st would be the oceanic climate that is prominent on the Southern regions of Alaska. When we say Oceanic climates, winters are relatively warm and summers are comparatively cool.
On the Northern Regions, climate is more of Arctic...meaning, the winters are longer and are very very cold.

Texas is also home to several climates. We can say that the climates present in Texas ranges from arid to wet. The Northern Plains of Texas usually experience very humid climate...and also prone to drought. It is also the same with the Big Bend Country...climate is so arid...and that is why areas there are usually deserts.
The Texas Hill Country are usually experiencing cool winters and hot summers...thus, coniferous trees thrive there.
South Texas experience the most rainful. It is often warm the whole year round...and this area is often composed of subtropical forest.
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Jo W. answered
Texas is hot, rainy, and has quite a bit of humidity.

Alaska is cold, has lots of snow, and I'm not sure about their humidity levels, but they sure do have gorgeous scenery up there!

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