- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - With almost no snow last month, January 2016 was one of the driest Januaries in Fairbanks’ weather history.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1Ks2UYM ) that a total of 0.01 inches of precipitation fell at the Fairbanks International Airport last month, the least for any January on record. According to the National Weather Service, measure precipitation is the height of the liquid water in new snow.

January 2016 was the second least snowiest January in measured snowfall with a total of 0.8 inches. The record low was 0.7 in 1966.

Despite a dry January and December, this year is still above average snowfall because of early storms. As of Jan. 31, 52 inches of snow fell in Fairbanks, above the average of 48.2 inches.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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