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Fairbanks March 2013


Fairbanks had a mean temperature of 7.1°F, or 4.3°F cooler than the normal mean March temperature. A warm 45°F on the 29th was the highest temperature of the month, while the coldest temperature of the month (-30°F) was observed just two days previously on the 27th. March overall was a cold month for Fairbanks, with only 9 days being warmer than normal.

Precipitation was only slightly above normal, a mere 4%, or 0.1" above the normal amount of 0.26" water-equivalent. Snow depth was also near normal; 6.2" was recorded, or 1.3" above the expected value of 4.9. The average wind speed was 3.7 mph, while the greatest wind speed was recorded on the 13th with 41 mph, blowing from a northeasterly direction.