|Fairbanks , Alaska||United States|
|Snowfall||60.9 in.||27.8 in.|
|Precipitation||102.6 days||106.2 days|
|Sunny||155 days||205 days|
|Avg. July High||73.3°||85.8°|
|Talkeetna , Alaska||United States|
|Snowfall||109.9 in.||27.8 in.|
|Precipitation||126.3 days||106.2 days|
|Sunny||130 days||205 days|
|Avg. July High||68.8°||85.8°|
Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in late March North, mid-November Central, and early December and early to mid-March South. April and May will be warmer than normal, with slightly below-normal precipitation.
Fairbanks has four seasons that consist of a short summer and dominant winter season. Summers are mild, with an average high temperature of 73°F (22.8°C) at the peak of July. Winters are severely cold, with the average low temperature at -17°F (-27.2°C) during the coldest month of January.
Fairbanks is Alaska’s 3rd safest city. With a population of about 31K, Fairbanks is around the same size as #2 Juneau, yet earned both a lower property crime rate and violent crime rate than the preceding city. However, Fairbank’s low law enforcement-to-residents ratio of 1.36 per 1,000 drops it down to the 3rd spot.
The 4 Most Affordable Cities in Alaska Juneau . Only accessible by boat or plane, Alaska’s capital city is also the most affordable place to live in the entire state. Anchorage . More than 40 percent of Alaska’s entire population lives in Anchorage . Fairbanks . Badger (CDP)
While there is immense history hiding here, the greatest claim to fame of Prospect Creek, Alaska is being home to the United States record low temperature of −79.8 °F (−62.1 °C) which happened on January 23, 1971.
In winter, Fairbanks ‘ low-lying location at the bottom of the Tanana Valley causes cold air to accumulate in and around the city. Warmer air rises to the tops of the hills north of Fairbanks , while the city itself experiences one of the biggest temperature inversions on Earth.
9 Must-Pack Items When You’re Visiting Alaska & the Yukon in the Winter Long underwear. A parka. Hiking boots. Socks. Gloves and mittens. Snow pants. A versatile top layer. Sunscreen.
Unless you’re heading north of Fairbanks on the Dalton Hiway, there’s absolutely no reason to go there other than to say you’ve been there. The Alaskaland Park and the city center are nice, but, very simply, not worth the effort to go there. The Univ of Alaska museum in Fairbanks is excellent but not worth the trip.
|Travis Scott Meal||$6.00|
|Big Mac – Meal||$5.99|
|2 Cheeseburgers – Meal||$4.89|
Warm sunny summers make up for the sunny but cold winters. Despite city- living Alaska -style, Fairbanks feels rural and is a great gateway to very remote places . The community as a whole is very welcoming, friendly, and generous. Extracurricular activities for kids and adults abound.