The North Pole Fire Station monitor is located on the west side of the North Pole Fire Station #3 [Bing Map: 3288 Hurst Road, North Pole, Alaska 99705], run by the FNSB North Star Volunteer Fire Department. The North Pole Fire Station monitor recorded the following:
- The average PM 2.5 for the month of December 2012 was 89 micrograms/cubic meter, higher than the previous month.
- 25 of 31 days exceeded the daily average of 35 micrograms/cubic meter, the health-based EPA PM 2.5 standard, more than the previous month.
- The highest hourly peak in the graph, 353 micrograms/cubic meter, was recorded Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1 am. Two higher hourly outliers were not graphed: 580 and 516. Clean Air Fairbanks excluded these because they seem too high to believe; however, they may be accurate.
- Average temperature for the month was -28°F [-33.3°C].
- Average wind speed for the month was 1 mph.
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