Friday, July 30, 2010

High Dew Points

Like most of western North America, dew points above 60F are quite unusual in northern and Interior Alaska. At Fairbanks, sustained dew points above 60F occur only once every few years, and have only occurred during the months of July and August. Today is the anniversary of the highest reliable dew point of record in Fairbanks (based on observations since 1951). On the evening of July 30th, 1994, Fairbanks Airport reported a dew point of 67F (also recorded Aug 15 and 16, 1956). The highest calendar day mean dew point is 61.7F on Aug 6, 1994.

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