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Fairbanks August 2011


In Fairbanks the average temperature was 57.2°F, 1.1°F above the long term mean for August. The high temperature for the month was 76°F on the 4thof August, while the lowest temperature of 40°F was observed on the 8thof the month. In general it was found that the whole month was close to normal and no new daily records, be it maxima or minima, were observed during August.
Precipitation in August was 1.60", 15% below the expected value. However, the month was cloudy (mean sky cover 70%) and on 21 days some precipitation was recorded. Wind speed averaged 3.8 mph and the highest gust was 28 mph on the 19th.