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Fairbanks October 2014


October for Fairbanks was 1.0°F above normal, with a monthly mean temperature of 25.2°F observed. The coldest temperature recorded for the month was 1°F occurring on both the 29th and 31st, while the highest temperature was 46°F on the 2nd.

Precipitation totaled 0.44", 0.39" below normal. Snowfall was measured at 5.7", 53% of the 10.8" expected value. However, despite the lower amount of snowfall, on the 4th 2.8" of snowfall was recorded, breaking the 1971 record for the day by 0.6". Snow depth was 2" at the end of the month. The highest wind speed was 27 mph from a northwesterly direction on the 20th and the mean wind speed was 3.7 mph