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Fairbanks May 2012


In Fairbanks the average May temperature was 47.9°F, 1.3°F below the long term mean. The high temperature for the month was 71°F on the 22ndof May, while the low temperature for the month was 18°F observed on the 3rd. The temperature followed fairly closely the expected trend for the month and no new extremes were reported.
Precipitation in May was fairly close to normal (0.60") with an observed value of 0.73". Remarkable was the precipitation on the 25thwith 0.52", setting a new record for this day. The old record had been 0.50" set in 1973. The mean wind speed was 5.1 mph, with the highest gust of 33 mph occurring on the 11thMay, blowing from a southerly direction.