Monday, October 22, 2012

First Sub-Zero in Fairbanks

Arctic Village Monday afternoon. Courtesy of the FAA

Fairbanks Airport reported a low of 5 below Monday morning, the first sub-zero temperature of the season, and about a week earlier than average. For comparison, the record low for Oct 22nd is 16 below set in 1956.

Chicken reported 21 below and Arctic Village 18 below for lows Monday morning. Just like winter. Only warmer…


  1. Why isn't Fort Wainwright used as the official station for Fairbanks when it is closer to downtown than the airport, and its data would be a much better representation of the conditions in town?

  2. US Army only made daily climate observations at Fort Wainwright from in the 1950s into the early 1960s.