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Fairbanks September 2012


In Fairbanks the average temperature for September was 45.5°F, just 0.6°F above the long-term mean. The lowest temperature for the month was 26°F on the 13thand 30th, while the highest temperature was a balmy 67°F on the 22nd. Temperatures generally stayed within the expected trend, alternating from warm to cool to warm again. No new record events were recorded.
Like July and August, precipitation was below normal in September at 0.55", just half of the expected value of 1.10". Nearly half of the monthly precipitation was observed on the 21st, with 0.19". The mean wind speed was 3.9 mph, with a maximum gust of 31 mph on the 23rd, blowing from a westerly direction.