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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS, AK
902 AM AKST THU JAN 4 2018

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...THE FAIRBANKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1904 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   12/05/1934
 LOW              -62   12/29/1961
                        12/28/1961
HIGHEST            41   12/13        30      11       35  12/31
LOWEST            -26   12/29       -40      14      -36  12/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     18.1               4.8    13.3     -0.5
AVG. MINIMUM     -0.2             -12.9    12.7    -16.3
MEAN              9.0              -4.1    13.1     -8.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     27              29.5    -2.5       30
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      13              25.3   -12.3       29

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.23   1984
 MINIMUM            T   1969
TOTALS           0.38              0.64   -0.26     1.96
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.06
DAYS >= .01         8               9.0    -1.0       15
DAYS >= .10         1               1.6    -0.6        6
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   12/19 TO 12/19           12/29 TO 12/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           50.7   1984
 24 HR TOTAL     14.7   12/18/1965 TO 12/19/1965
 SNOW DEPTH        46   12/29/1990
TOTALS            7.0              12.1    -5.1     32.9
SINCE 7/1        36.8              37.9    -1.1     38.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     12                11       1       10
DAYS >= TRACE      17              10.8     6.2       19
DAYS >= 1.0         3               4.0    -1.0        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        14   12/22                         23  12/30
                        12/21
                        12/20
 24 HR TOTAL      2.5   12/19 TO 12/19           12/30 TO 12/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1729              2141    -412     2266
 SINCE 7/1       5294              6272    -978     6036
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        104                61      43       76
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              2.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    15/070    DATE  12/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    20/040    DATE  12/13

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               18     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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