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Fairbanks August 2012


In Fairbanks the average temperature for August was 56.3°F, just 0.2°F above the long-term mean. The lowest temperature for the month hovered above freezing at 37°F on the 22nd, while the highest temperature was an enjoyable 78°F on the 14th. Temperatures generally stayed in the expected trend, and no new record events were recorded.
Like July, precipitation was below normal in August at 1.45", 0.43" below the expected value of 1.88". More than half of the monthly precipitation was observed on just one day, the 26th. The mean wind speed was 3.4 mph, with a maximum gust of 33 mph on the 27th, blowing from a westerly direction.