About the Weather Station

There are several ways to view the station data:

NOAA summary reports are also available for the station:

  • Current monthly climate summary
  • Previous monthly climate summary
  • Current annual climate summary
  • 2014 annual climate summary
  • 2013 annual climate summary
  • 2012 annual climate summary
  • 2011 annual climate summary
  • 2010 annual climate summary
  • 2009 annual climate summary
  • 2008 annual climate summary
  • 2007 annual climate summary
  • 2006 annual climate summary
  • 2005 annual climate summary
  • 2004 annual climate summary
  • 2003 annual climate summary
  • 2002 annual climate summary
  • 2001 annual climate summary

The Alaska Climate Research Center weather station is located on the roof of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. The station is located at 737 feet (225 m) above sea level, at 64° 51' 22" N, 147° 50' 58"W. By comparison, the official National Weather Service reporting station is located at the Fairbanks International Airport. The elevation is 436 feet (133 m) and lies at 64° 49' N, 147° 51' W. This is a difference of 2.8 miles and 301 feet in elevation from the NWS Station. To provide a better idea of the station location, we have a map of the UAF West Ridge. We also have a vicinity map available with the location of the Airport, and information about local terrain, etc. A world map will show you where Fairbanks is on the globe.

As the ACRC Station is located on top of an 8-story building, it is susceptible to local wind and temperature effects, and should not be considered as an "official" reporting station.

Due to the high frequency of temperature inversions during the winter, you will often notice a higher temperature at the ACRC Station than at the official NWS Station.

Station Type

Davis Vantage Pro

Station Software

Davis WeatherLink Software


64° 51' 22" N


147° 50' 58" W


737 feet (225 m)

Time Zone

Alaska Standard Time (-9h)

Current Date & Time

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