Hubbard Glacier, AK

While most of the world’s glaciers are receding, North America’s largest tidewater glacier is advancing. At 76 miles long and 7 miles wide, Hubbard Glacier presents a majestic sight for passengers cruising across Yakutat Bay on the Alaskan panhandle. One of the behemoth’s most impressive stunts is the same reason ships must keep a safe distance from the spot where it occupies Disenchantment Bay: The glacier calves frequently, meaning that large chunks of ice break off from its face and plunge into the water below, creating icebergs. In addition to witnessing this spectacle of nature, keen eyes also can catch glimpses of the area’s wildlife, which includes harbor seals, orcas and humpback whales.

Language: English
Currency: US dollar (US$)

Hubbard Glacier, AK Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 31 35 38 44 50 56 60 60 55 47 38 33
Low 18 21 23 29 36 43 48 47 41 34 26 22
Average 25 28 31 37 44 50 54 53 49 41 32 28
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High -1 2 3 7 10 13 16 16 13 8 3 1
Low -8 -6 -5 -2 2 6 9 8 5 1 -3 -6
Average -4 -2 -1 3 7 10 12 12 9 5 0 -2
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 12 10 11 9 9 7 8 11 18 22 15 14
Centimeters 30 25 28 23 23 18 20 28 46 56 38 36
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 19 18 19 18 19 17 18 19 21 24 21 22

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