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Fairbanks June 2013


June in Fairbanks was warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 66.8°F, or 6.4°F above the long-term mean of 60.4°F for the month. Only four days had a negative deviation from normal. The highest temperature occurred on the 25th and 26th, a sweltering 92°F was observed both days, setting a new daily maximum record on the 25th, one degree warmer than in 1983. In addition, the minimum temperature of 70°F on the 25th was the warmest minimum daily temperature on record for any day in Fairbanks. The coldest temperature for the month was 42°F on the 11th. In terms of the average temperature, June 2013 was the third warmest on record (108 years). Additionally, the minimum and maximum mean temperatures for the month were also the third warmest on record. June also saw sixteen days where the temperature hit 80°F or warmer, breaking the previous record of fifteen days from 1957.

Precipitation, however, was lighter than normal; 0.43" fell, just 31% of the expected amount of 1.37", making it the tenth driest in the last 101 years. The average wind speed was 5.8 mph, with the highest wind speed recorded on the 5th, at 36 mph from a westerly direction.