Here's an updated plot of total October snowfall in Fairbanks, with 7.7" for 2010. The red line is the ten year running mean. While the running mean is now at the lowest value since 1969, it is right in line with the mean before that. Clearly, 1970 through the mid-90s were snowier in October than before or after. The new 1981-2010 mean snowfall is 11.0", down 1.3" from the 1971-2000 normal.
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