Fairbanks February 2013

 
In Fairbanks the average temperature for February was -1.4°F, just 0.1°F below the long-term mean of -1.3°F. The highest temperature was a nice 29°F on the 9th, while the lowest temperature for the month was frigid -43°F on the 19th. The month started off continuing the warming trend from January, experienced a cold snap around the 19th, then moved to near normal for the end of the month. No new record temperature events were recorded.
Precipitation was above normal in February with a total of 0.48", a slight 0.06" above the expected value of 0.42". Snowfall totaled 10.7" for the month, 2.6" above normal. Snow depth was near normal for February. The mean wind speed was 2.9 mph, with a maximum gust of 19 mph on the 15th, blowing from a westerly direction.