Fairbanks March 2010

Temperatures in Fairbanks were 1.3°F below the normal in the month of March, averaging 10.8°F. The high temperature was 48°F on the 28th and the low was -26°F on the 13th. Precipitation was reported as 0.09”, just 32% of normal, the seventh consecutive month of below normal precipitation. And, in a month when snowfall normally averages 5.3”, Fairbanks received just 1.6” this month. At the end of the month, the seasonal snowfall total was 24.8 inches, 35.8” less than normal for this time in the season. This is the third lowest total winter snowfall through the end of March (for the period 1930-present). While there is still a chance of snowfall in the next 5-weeks, this season may be counted as one of the least snowiest on record. The airport reported 10” of snow on the ground at the end of the month.