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Aishihik

Caribou antlers on cabin in Aishihik, Yukon

Aishihik is a mostly uninhabited former settlement of the Southern Tutchone people at the north end of Aishihik Lake in Yukon. The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations continue to use it for traditional purposes such as meetings. Many of their people moved to Haines Junction, Yukon, where they have more services.

A military airfield was established here during World War II as part of the Northwest Staging Route. It was operated until 1968, and the withdrawal of military service led to the community's depopulation, except for a small number of Champagne and Aishihik First Nations people. It is 135 kilometres (84 mi) from the Alaska Highway on the Aishihik Road, most of which is no longer maintained.

Climate

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)
Average 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)
Average 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)
Average rainy days 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 30
Average relative 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

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

External links

  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nations web site
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