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Chandalar, Alaska
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Yukon-Koyukuk
Elevation 1,873 ft (571 m)
Population
 • Total 5
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907

Chandalar is an unincorporated community (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 5 at the 2010 census.

Chandalar is located about 200 miles north of Fairbanks and is at an elevation of 1,873 feet. The town was developed as a mining camp in about 1906 or 1907. A post office was established at Chandalar in 1908, but it was shut down in 1944. The community is served by the Chandalar Lake Airport and is not accessible by road. It was featured in the National Geographic show Life Below Zero.

Climate

Chandalar has a continental subarctic climate (Köppen Dfc).

Climate data for Chandalar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) -4.1
(-20.06)
0.1
(-17.72)
12.8
(-10.67)
30.3
(-0.94)
50.2
(10.11)
65.0
(18.33)
68.2
(20.11)
61.0
(16.11)
47.0
(8.33)
24.5
(-4.17)
5.0
(-15)
-0.3
(-17.94)
30.0
(-1.11)
Average low °F (°C) -25.0
(-31.67)
-23.7
(-30.94)
-16.6
(-27)
0.0
(-17.78)
24.6
(-4.11)
39.1
(3.94)
41.9
(5.5)
35.1
(1.72)
25.4
(-3.67)
6.8
(-14)
-15.0
(-26.11)
-21.3
(-29.61)
6.0
(-14.44)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.43
(10.9)
0.38
(9.7)
0.34
(8.6)
0.21
(5.3)
0.56
(14.2)
1.28
(32.5)
1.52
(38.6)
1.67
(42.4)
1.22
(31)
0.75
(19.1)
0.4
(10)
0.49
(12.4)
9.24
(234.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 6.7
(17)
6.1
(15.5)
4.3
(10.9)
3.8
(9.7)
0.8
(2)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
1.6
(4.1)
8.4
(21.3)
6.4
(16.3)
7.1
(18)
45.2
(114.8)
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