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Fairbanks January 2011


In Fairbanks the average temperature was -6.0°F, 3.7°F above the long term mean for January. The high temperature for the month was 41°F on the 2nd, which tied the old record for that day set in 1937. The lowest temperature of the month was -42°F on the 22nd and 23rd. Precipitation for January was measured at 0.19", 66% below normal and the snowfall total was 3.1", 70% below normal for the month. Wind speed averaged 1.8 mph at the airport, with the highest wind gust measured at 26 mph on the 2nd.