Four weeks ago today, Saturday, November 10th, the last significant snow fell in Fairbanks. Since then, just 0.1 inches of snow has fallen (the slight dusting early Wednesday morning ). For comparison, the 1981-2010 normal snowfall for this four week period is 11.2 inches. Given that autumn is the snowiest time of winter, how unusual is this? As I discuss below, being below normal is not unusual at all (in fact, being below normal is "normal"), but 0.1" of snow is the lowest of record in Fairbanks for this period. In fact, only one other time (1953), has there been less than an inch of snow in Fairbanks between Nov 10 and Dec 08.
To put this in a more complete context, here is a histogram of total snowfall for the four weeks November 10 through December 08 for the Weather Bureau/NWS era in Fairbanks (begins December 1929).