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Fairbanks October 2013


Fairbanks' October temperature was 11.9°F above its long-term mean of 24.2°F, with a temperature of 36.1°F. The warmest temperature for the month was recorded at 57°F on the 18th and 19th. The max of 51°F on the 28th was a new record, breaking the old high of 44°F from 1959. On the 26th the low of 16°F was recorded, the coldest temperature recorded and this ties 2002 for the warmest low temperature for October. Overall, this was the third warmest October in 109 years.

Precipitation in Fairbanks was 0.59", 71% of the normal amount of 0.83". Measureable snowfall only occurred on two days of the month for a total of 0.7", 10.1" below normal, making this the 4th least snowiest October on record. Snowpack did not set in until the last day of the month and a meager 0.6". The mean wind speed was a low 3.4 mph, while the highest wind gust was 32 mph, blowing from a southerly direction on the 19th.