This is clearly a land of extremes, with dramatic highs and lows, a semiarid climate and (usually) almost no wind. Fairbanks can get up to nearly 100 F/38 C in summer and dip below -50 F/-46 C in winter.
There are approximately 21 hours of daylight in late June and 21 hours of darkness in late December.
With the heat comes a slight humidity and thunderstorms. Annual precipitation is 10.8 in/27.4 cm, and average snowfall is 65.5 in/166 cm. The coldest winter days will be crystal clear with air so still your boots will squeak on the snow.