Winters Aren't That Cold
Photo: PHOTO: Winter packrafting in Anchorage, Alaska. (photo via Flickr/Paxson Woelber)
Alaskan weather is certainly unpredictable, but not unbearable. Average highs in Anchorage for January run around 23 degrees Fahrenheit-similar to Minneapolis. Because of its position on an ocean inlet, warm currents and air streams can blow in from the Pacific, giving the city several pleasant days, even in the dead of winter.