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Fairbanks October 2011


In Fairbanks the average temperature was 28.9°F, a substantial (4.7°F) above October's long-term mean. This continues the above normal temperatures observed in September. The high temperature for the month was 57°F on the 2nd of October, while the lowest temperature of -2°F was observed on the last day of the month. Precipitation in October was 0.32" water equivalent, far below the expected value of 0.83". This deficit in precipitation can be also seen from the limited snowfall of 4.2" for the month, which is far below the mean value of 10.8". The combination of above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation made it a pleasant month. Wind speed averaged 2.5 mph and the highest gust was 32 mph on the 10th. No new temperature or precipitation records were recorded.