Fairbanks reaches 40-below benchmark first time this winter

Posted: Friday, January 15, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The city of Fairbanks recorded its first 40-degree below zero temperature of the winter.

A low temperature of 41-below zero was recorded at the airport Tuesday.

Clear skies and cold air from the Arctic have produced the coldest temperatures of the winter, and the National Weather Service says the cold snap is expected to continue into the weekend.

The last winter without a 40-below day in Fairbanks was 2002-03.

The coldest spot in the Interior on Monday was 63 below in the community of Chicken on the Taylor Highway east ofFairbanks.

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