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Fairbanks July 2013


July in Fairbanks was warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 64.3°F, or 1.8°F above the long-term mean of 62.5°F for the month, and 2.5°F cooler than June. The highest temperature was on the 28th, a hot 88°F, while the coldest temperature for the month of 47°F was observed on the 5th and 6th. In terms of the average temperature, July 2013 was the 14th warmest on record (108 years). July saw nine days where the temperature hit 80°F or warmer, bringing the total to 30 days for the summer, and tying the record set in the summer of 2004.

Like June, July's precipitation was lighter than normal, with 1.01", just 47% of the expected amount of 2.16", making it the 17th driest July in the last 101 years. The 0.51" that fell on the 18th was slightly more than half the monthly total. The average wind speed was 5.2 mph, with the highest wind speed recorded on the 1st, at 31 mph, from a westerly direction.