June 2013 in Fairbanks was third warmest on record

July 12, 2013

June in Fairbanks was warmer than normal, with a monthly mean temperature of 66.8 degrees Fahrenheit or 6.4 degrees above the long-term mean for the month. Only four days had a negative deviation from the normal. The highest temperature occurred the 25th and 26th, a sweltering 92 degrees was observed on both days. A new daily maximum record was set on the 25th, which broke the 1983 record by one degree. The minimum temperature of 70 degrees on the 25th was the warmest minimum daily temperature on record for any day in Fairbanks. The coldest temperature in June in Fairbanks was 42 degrees on the 11th. In terms of the average temperature, June 2013 was the third warmest on record (108 years). Additionally, the minimum and maximum mean temperatures for the month were also the third warmest on record. June saw sixteen days where the temperature hit 80 degrees or warmer, breaking the previous record of fifteen days from 1957.


Precipitation was lighter than normal in June, with 0.43 inches falling. This amount was just 31 percent of the expected amount of 1.37 inches. June 2013 was the tenth driest in the last 101 years. The average wind speed was 5.8 mph, with the highest wind speed recorded June 5 at 36 mph from a westerly direction.


Access the complete Alaska Weather Summary for June 2013 here
This information consists of preliminary climatological data compiled by the Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information on weather and climatology, contact the center at 474-7885 or visit the center web site at http://akclimate.org. Please report any errors to webmaster@akclimate.org.