Alaska is a state that is located in the very far northwestern region of the United States of America. As such, it has an incredibly cold and cool climate in the winter. Their falls are very much like regular winters elsewhere within the northern states of the United States. They have a great amount of snowfall and various other kinds of precipitation. Alaska has incredibly mild and cool summers, with highs typically ranging in the 50s and 60s. Alaska is dark for six months of the year, and light for another six months because of its location.