Increasing clouds. Isolated rain and snow showers in the evening. Isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. South winds 10 to 20 mph...except variable less than 15 mph in valleys west of Toklat.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. Variable winds less than 15 mph.
There are currently no warnings or advisories for this location.
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Statement as of 7:08 PM AKDT on October 1, 2014
... Monthly weather summary for September for Fairbanks Alaska...
September 2014 started off wet and cool for the first week and then transitioned to warm and dry conditions for the second and third weeks. The last week of the month turned cool with rain and snow showers.
The average high temperature at the Fairbanks Airport was 57.2 degrees which was 2.6 degrees above the normal high temperature of 54.4 degrees. The average low temperature was 35.5 degrees which was 0.4 degrees above the normal low temperature of 35.1 degrees. The average temperature for September 2014 was 46.4 degrees which was 1.5 degrees above the normal average temperature for September of 44.9 degrees. The average temperature for September 2014 ranked as the 35th warmest of 109 years of record.
The warmest temperature recorded at the Fairbanks Airport in September 2014 was 76 degrees on the 14th of September. Not only was this a daily record high temperature but there has only been one other day in the climate record in Fairbanks that the temperature has been warmer than 76 degrees on a date later than the 14th of September. In 1995 the temperature reached 78 degrees on the 21st during a record breaking Chinook event.
The coldest temperature recorded at the Fairbanks Airport in September 2014 was 24 degrees which occurred on the 28th. The first snow of the season fell on the 23rd which is a couple days later than the average first snow fall in Fairbanks.
2.89 inches of precip fell during the month of September and was 1.79 inches above the normal precip of 1.10 inches. September was the 4th consecutive month with above normal precipitation and ranked as the 4th wettest September of 101 years of record. 1.43 inches of rain fell on the 1st which was a new daily rain fall record for that day. 0.3 inches of snow fell at the Airport during the month of September which was 1.5 inches below the normal snowfall of 1.8 inches. This ranks as the 37th snowiest of 101 years of record.
Looking forward to October... the permanent snow pack is almost always established sometime during the month of October. As a result of the established snow pack and rapidly diminishing possible sunshine the average daily temperature falls 20 degrees during the month. The average high temperature falls from on 37 degrees on the 1st to 17 degrees on the 31st. Over the last 109 years temperatures have ranged from 72 in 2003 to 28 below in 1935. Total precipitations averages 0.83 inches. Much of this typically falls as snow... and significant rainfall is rare after mid-month. Normal snowfall is about 11 inches. The last time Fairbanks did not have a white Halloween was 1962... however in 2013... snow depth at the Airport remained zero until 0.6 inches of snow fell on the evening of the 31st. Possible sunshine continues to decrease by over 6 minutes per day... falling from 11 hours and 17 minutes on the 1st to 7 hours and 56 minutes on the 31st.
The forecast for October from the climate prediction center calls for equal chances for above normal... near normal or above normal temperatures and equal chances for above normal... near normal or above normal precipitation.
Observed last month... 09/2014
observed rank avg Max temp (f) 57.2 31st warmest of 109 years avg min temp (f) 35.5 45th warmest of 109 years avg temp (f) 46.4 35th warmest of 109 years total precip (in) 2.89 4th wettest of 101 years total snow (in) 0.30 37th snowiest of 101 years
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