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King-Cove is located on the Aleutian Islands off the southern coast of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 938 residents. King Cove sits on the Pacific side of the islands about 18 miles southwest of Cold Bay. It is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage. The fishing community of King Cove is situated in a narrow valley surrounded by rugged mountains reaching down to the waters edge. The location of King Cove on the Aleutians puts it in the midst of a storm corridor, which often brings extreme fog and high winds. The citys economy depends on the year-round commercial fishing and seafood processing industries. King Cove is home to Peter Pan's Seafood, which is one of the largest cannery operations in Alaska. Up to 500 non-residents are brought up to work in the cannery at peak season. The community of King Cove offers a full-service dockage and marina for commercial fishing, cargo, passenger and recreational vehicles. Large vessels, including the state ferry, cruise ships and cargo vessels can moor at the deep water port. All five species of salmon are abundant in the waters around King Cove.

Surrounding areas: Cold Bay, Alaska (18.9 mi)

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King Cove Weather & Climate

The southernmost area of Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate. This type of climate is characterized by persistently overcast skies, moderate temperatures, high winds, and frequent cyclonic storms. Average temperatures range from 20 to 60 degrees F., but wind chill factors often make it feel frigid. Winter squalls produce wind gusts of up 120 miles per hour. Summer weather is much cooler here than in southeast Alaska, and summer fog is persistent. The islands in this part of southern Alaska receive abundant rainfall, with 263 rainy days per year. Average accumulated snowfall is 100 inches, although snow tends to melt soon after falling.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 23°F 3.08 in. -
February 32°F 22°F 2.59 in. -
March 35°F 24°F 2.48 in. -
April 38°F 28°F 2.30 in. -
May 44°F 34°F 2.65 in. -
June 50°F 41°F 2.89 in. -
July 55°F 46°F 2.53 in. -
August 56°F 47°F 3.59 in. -
September 52°F 43°F 4.51 in. -
October 45°F 35°F 4.54 in. -
November 39°F 29°F 4.79 in. -
December 35°F 26°F 4.33 in. -

King Cove Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Cold Bay airport (CDB) located about 19 miles northwest of King Cove in Cold Bay, Alaska.

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