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Fairbanks May 2016


Fairbanks had a mean monthly temperature of 53.4°F, 4.0°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 82°F on the 14th which set a daily high record for that day, breaking the old 1915 record by 2°F. The lowest temperature for the month was below freezing at 31°F on the 5th

Precipitation was higher than normal, with 0.78” measured and 0.60” expected. The rainfall on the 2nd totaled 0.42", breaking the daily record set in 1989 by 0.33". No snowfall occurred, while the long term mean is 0.9”. The highest wind speed was 34 mph on the 24th from a westerly direction, while the average wind speed was 6.0 mph.