Community Wind

How windy was your community in the last 35 years, and how much windier might it get?

This tool shows recorded hourly wind data for 67 Alaska communities, 1980–2014.

Choose a location from a map or list. From here, you can see monthly wind speeds—plus monthly and yearly wind speed and direction—for that location.

The tool also shows modeled winds for 1980–2099.

Graph and data downloads available.

Wind turbine in Toksook Bay, Alaska
In the western reaches of coastal Alaska during a brief thaw, Northern Power installed three NorthWind 100 wind turbines.

Working in Toksook Bay isn’t easy — the village features a harsh arctic environment, which is a major reason these turbines are being installed in the first place.

Currently, in villages such as Toksook Bay, electricity is generated mostly through the use of diesel engines, and transporting the large quantities of fuel they require can be costly and environmentally risky.

Tool Details

User Groups:

  • Enthusiasts + Media
  • Technical Professionals

Created by:

  • Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
  • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)

Collaborators:

  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

Funded by:

  • Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)