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Yakutat is a town and borough that is located in the southeast Alaska Panhandle region. According to the 2010 census, the population was 662. The borough is not only one of the largest in Alaska, but one of the largest in the U.S. The only other community in Yakutat Borough is Icy Bay. Yakutat sits along the rugged Gulf of Alaska between the towns of Sitka and Cordova. It's bounded by the Gulf of Alaska on the South, mountains to the North, and coastal glaciers to the East and West. Yakutat is a remote village. There are no roads leading into or out of it - access is via air or sea only. The town's airport has daily commercial service to Juneau, Anchorage and Seattle. Yakutat is within and surrounded by the Tongass National Forests, Wrangell St-Elias National Park and Preserve, and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Life on Yukatut is pure Alaska - gorgeous mountains and river, sea life, wildlife and birds. One of the most unique features is Hubbar Glacier, which is North America's largest tide-water glacier. In spite of its' isolation, Yakutat is an active tourist spot. There are several services for visitors and activities include hiking, exploring the bays and passages, birdwatching, mountain climbing, and some of the best saltwater sport fishing in Alaska. Yakutat is also host to the annual Tern Festival.

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Yakutat Weather & Climate

In Southeastern Alaska, along the lowlands of the Gulf of Alaska, the climate is classified as subarctic and subpolar oceanic. Although, it is typically much more like the subpolar oceanic climate. Annual precipitation is high and it has the same temperate rainforest vegetation of the northern Pacific Coast. This is one of the wettest regions in the United States, with precipitation falling on 234 days per year. The average annual precipitation total is 144 inches. This is the only region in Alaska where average daytime high temperatures stay above freezing in winter months.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 19°F 13.18 in. -
February 35°F 21°F 10.99 in. -
March 39°F 23°F 11.41 in. -
April 45°F 29°F 10.80 in. -
May 51°F 36°F 9.78 in. -
June 56°F 42°F 7.17 in. -
July 60°F 47°F 7.88 in. -
August 60°F 46°F 13.27 in. -
September 55°F 40°F 20.88 in. -
October 47°F 34°F 24.00 in. -
November 38°F 26°F 15.17 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 15.85 in. -

Yakutat Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Yakutat airport (YAK) located about 3 miles southeast of Yakutat.

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