Airport Winds

How windy is it at airports across Alaska?

If you’re a pilot or just interested in aviation, check out this tool that slices and dices historical wind data recorded 1980–present at 166 Alaska airports.

Here you can find summary and monthly graphs of wind speed and direction for each airport. See runway direction with crosswinds; other graphs show seasonal changes in wind energy potential.

And there’s more! Historical comparison graphs show how winds have changed over the decades at these airports.

Graph downloads available.

airport at dutch harbor, alaska
Airport at Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Tool Details

User Groups:

  • Academic Researchers
  • Decision Makers
  • Enthusiasts + Media
  • Technical Professionals

Created by:

  • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)

Collaborators:

  • Western Regional Climate Center

Funded by:

  • Western Regional Climate Center