October 2017 to be fifth-wettest in 100 years

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Even though the month is less than half over, it's already been the fifth-wettest October in 100 years for Fairbanks.
The month got off to a wet start, with more than an inch of precipitation in a single day a week ago.
The current precipitation total for the month is one- point- nine- six inches, which makes this the wettest October since 1983, when about two- point- two inches fell.
One factor that helps explain why this month's precipitation total stands out is that the majority fell as rain, which can lay down much more moisture than snow in a short period.
The wettest Fairbanks October in the past 100 years was in 1935, when almost three- and- a- half inches of precipitation was recorded.