The hot, dry weather in the interior is showing some signs of easing. Fairbanks is expected to top out at 70 degrees today, with clouds, higher humidity and a few rain showers. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ted Fathauer says the interior conditions are transitioning slightly.
That’s significant following a hot, dry May that spawned a lot of wildfire activity. Fathauer says May in Fairbanks will go down among the driest in 105 years of local weather records.
Fathauer says May’s precipitation in Fairbanks was just 7 percent of the normal six-tenths of an inch. He says a weather front currently moving through the area likely won’t result in much rain, but will increase relative humidity into the 40 percent range, a significant change from the teens and twenties that have made for volatile wildfire conditions in recent weeks.
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