Fairbanks September 2013

Fairbanks was 1.1°F below its long-term mean, with a temperature of 43.8°F for September.  The warmest temperature for the month was recorded at 71°F on the 10th, but three days afterward, a cold spell occurred lasting nine days. On the 23rd a temperature of 23°F was recorded, the coldest temperature this month.

Precipitation in Fairbanks was 1.74", 158% of the normal amount of 1.10". On the 11th, 0.75" of rainfell, breaking the previous record for that day set in 1991. The first snowfall of the season was observed on the 18th September, with 0.6”. This consisted of the majority of the snowfall for the month. The mean wind speed was a low 4.1 mph, while the highest wind gust was 33mph, blowing from a southwesterly direction on the 3rd.