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2014 August Monthly Report


Like July, the month started off with a record rainfall in Fairbanks on the 1st, and heavy rain across the Interior for the 1st and 2nd. The months long heavy rainfall in the Interior areas manifested itself in different ways such as flooding the basements of the tallest building in Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, as well as septic tanks throughout the city. The tally for Fairbanks for the summer was 11.63", highest summer total on record, breaking the 1930 total of 11.59", and greater than the normal annual precipitation for Fairbanks of 10.81". All the rain across the state, and especially in the interior, resulted in the quietest fire season since 2004. Juneau had record rainfalls on the 8th and 10th, which generated some minor flooding. Frost warnings were issued for parts of the Fairbanks area on the 23rd. Frost was more widespread in the Interior on the 30th and 31st with Beaver dropping down to 19°F on the 31st.