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Fairbanks December 2016


Fairbanks’ mean monthly temperature was -8.4°F, 4.3°F below normal for December. The highest temperature for the month was 35°F on the 31st, while the lowest was -36°F on the 4th.

Precipitation was 206% above normal, with 1.96” measured, and 0.64” expected. Snowfall was measured at 32.9”, 20.8” above normal, with 10.4” of it falling on the 29th, which broke a record for that day by 4.9”, originally was set in 1951. The next day, a total of 3.5" of snow fell, breaking the 1951 record for that day of 2.4". The average wind speed was 2.2 mph, with the highest wind speed reaching 51 mph on the 31st from a westerly direction.