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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS, AK
159 PM AKST TUE JAN 3 2017

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...THE FAIRBANKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1904 TO 2017

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            35   12/31        30       5       45  12/30
LOWEST            -36   12/04       -40       4      -29  12/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     -0.5               4.8    -5.3      6.5
AVG. MINIMUM    -16.3             -12.9    -3.4    -10.8
MEAN             -8.4              -4.1    -4.3     -2.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     30              29.5     0.5       29
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      29              25.3     3.7       27

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.23   1984
 MINIMUM            T   1969
TOTALS           1.96              0.64    1.32     0.07
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.02    0.04     0.00
DAYS >= .01        15               9.0     6.0        4
DAYS >= .10         6               1.6     4.4        0
DAYS >= .50         1               0.1     0.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.96   12/29 TO 12/30           12/23 TO 12/23
                                                          12/23 TO 12/23
                                                          12/23 TO 12/23

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           32.9              12.1    20.8      1.1
SINCE 7/1        38.1              37.9     0.2     51.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     10                11      -1       12
DAYS >= TRACE      19              10.8     8.2       19
DAYS >= 1.0         8               4.0     4.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        23   12/30                         13  12/01
 24 HR TOTAL     10.4   MM                       12/23 TO 12/23
                                                          12/23 TO 12/23
                                                          12/23 TO 12/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2266              2141     125     2072
 SINCE 7/1       6036              6272    -236     5860
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         76                61      15       62
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              2.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/260    DATE  12/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/260    DATE  12/31

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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