Aishihik

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Caribou antlers on cabin in Aishihik, Yukon

Aishihik is a mostly uninhabited former Native Canadian settlement at the north end of Aishihik Lake in Yukon. Until 1968, it was the location of a military airfield established during World War II as part of the Northwest Staging Route. The withdrawal of military service led to the community's depopulation, except for a small number of First Nations people. The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations continue to use it for traditional purposes such as meetings. It is 135 kilometres (84 mi) from the Alaska Highway on the Aishihik Road, most of which is no longer maintained.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Aishihik
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7
(45)
7
(45)
7
(45)
10
(50)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
26
(79)
22
(72)
15
(59)
9
(48)
5
(41)
30
(86)
Average high °C (°F) −15
(5)
−10
(14)
−3
(27)
2
(36)
11
(52)
17
(63)
18
(64)
16
(61)
11
(52)
2
(36)
−8
(18)
−13
(9)
2
(36)
Daily mean °C (°F) −21
(−6)
−17
(1)
−11
(12)
−4
(25)
5
(41)
10
(50)
11
(52)
9
(48)
5
(41)
−2
(28)
−13
(9)
−19
(−2)
1
(34)
Average low °C (°F) −27
(−17)
−24
(−11)
−19
(−2)
−10
(14)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
5
(41)
3
(37)
−1
(30)
−7
(19)
−18
(0)
−25
(−13)
−10
(14)
Record low °C (°F) −52
(−62)
−56
(−69)
−46
(−51)
−37
(−35)
−14
(7)
−5
(23)
−3
(27)
−8
(18)
−20
(−4)
−23
(−9)
−47
(−53)
−50
(−58)
−56
(−69)
Precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
20
(0.79)
40
(1.57)
40
(1.57)
30
(1.18)
20
(0.79)
10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
250
(9.84)
Snowfall cm (inches) 14
(5.5)
8
(3.1)
12
(4.7)
11
(4.3)
6
(2.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(2.4)
12
(4.7)
13
(5.1)
11
(4.3)
97
(38.2)
Avg. rainy days 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 30
 % humidity 75 76 73 70 66 69 75 73 79 78 78 76 74
Mean daily sunshine hours 7.4 9.8 12.7 15.8 19.1 22 20.2 16.7 13.6 10.6 8 6.5 13.5
Source: Weatherbase [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Aishihik, Yukon". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 61°34′N 137°30′W / 61.567°N 137.500°W / 61.567; -137.500

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