The cold is courtesy of an encroaching, strong dome of high pressure banked to the west of Alaska, while a series of lows looms to the east. The average temperature in Anchorage during summer is normally in the mid-sixties. The greatest seasonal temperature contrast is found in the central and eastern portion of the continental interior. Sunday’s high temperature was minus 47 degrees. Alaska residents are gearing up for record-high temperatures in the days to come as a massive heat wave moves into the region. This Alaska heat wave will last into early this week. -80F Thats to cold even for Polar Bears , they will go into snow caves! Alaska's mean annual temperatures range from the low 40s under the maritime influence in the south to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (° F) along the arctic slope north of the Brooks Mountain Range. Temperatures in Alaska and Australia rose to record-breaking levels last month, igniting fresh concerns among climate scientists as a new report found that Canada is rapidly warming faster than the global average. The ads on this site verged on the pornagraphic. You are so lucky; try living in Australia right now as I do. Alaska also holds the extreme US record low temperatures for every month except September and October. Major flooding events continued through the decade with the UK government declaring flooding as one of the nation's major threats in 2017," says Mr Smith of Climate Visuals, Weather has been more extreme in Britain in recent years. better get the poley bears some jumpers;-) The frigid temperature rivalled the average winter temperatures found on the surface of Mars. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. “We can have some issues because [of] really, really strong inversions,” Mr Young said. - Alan Caruba, Temperatures warmer than today during most of the past 10,000 years. Take Bettles, for instance: They’ll still wind up with their second-warmest year on record. Loading weather data. guess the melting permafrost etc isnt an issue any more? In Alaska and more broadly, temperature records are skewed towards warm extremes, rather than remaining in a roughly 1 to 1 balance that would be expected if the climate were not warming due to human activities. Parts of the state have had their earliest 70-degree readings on record. No sign of anything remotely cold apart from a brief spell of polar maritime in a few days time then back to the persistent mild here in the UK. A treacherous spring often follows this kind of winter. #AKwx … The Netherlands continues to lead the way with bikes far outnumbering people, Cycling infrastructure is taking over cities the world over, in the hope of reducing society's dependency on polluting vehicles, Despite positive steps being taken, humans continue to have a wildly adverse effect on the climate. Deadhorse posted one of the most remarkable records for the month. #3 on the list : La Prossima Era Glaciale     Available here, "If a foreign nation had launched an attack on America to destroy its coal-fired plants, to shut down its coal mines, and to thwart its ability to drill for oil and natural gas, we would be at war with it." The period of climatological data used for these records is from 1917-Current. Other weather stations may technically have set record values, but long-running weather and climate observations are only available at 20 different sites across the state. Temperature records fell across the state yesterday. On July 4, all-time high temperature records were set in Kenai, Palmer, King Salmon, and Anchorage International Airport. Highest Number Consecutive Days/Maximum Temperature Below Zero. “22 foot waves.”. Aljazeera caption just now: “Much of Alaska seeing extreme weather conditions with damaging winds”. The average temperature in Anchorage during summer is normally in the mid-sixties. It’s important to remember that a flurry of record lows doesn’t outweigh an avalanche of accumulated record highs. Clear skies induced by high pressure has permitted radiational cooling, plummeting temperatures even more. Allakaket did hit minus 60 this morning, the state’s coldest observed temperature during this Arctic outbreak. Temperature in Anchorage, largest city of Alaska, recorded a record high of 32 degrees Celsius when heat waves hit several states in the United States to Russia's meteorological service has confirmed the temperature record of 38°C (100.4°F) in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk on 20 June. Anchorage broke its record high temperature by hitting 54 degrees (as of 3:45 p.m. Monday). 6 days.....December 24 to December 29, 1961 . Daily temperature records have broken around the state, and toppled all-time March records in the greater Arctic region. Bettles, Alaska hasn’t climbed above 0 degrees in nearly 10 days. Alaska’s summers are warm with temperatures that can reach into the 90°s. These droplets freeze upon contact with objects – depositing an icy glaze on any untreated surface or vegetation. I call people like this perverts. I was pretty perturbed by that, but someone explained that the content of the ads was not chosen by the owner of the site, but by cookies planted in the computer by sites previously browsed by other people. Alaska faces record-breaking heat 03:06. The average high for the city on Independence Day is 23.8C (75F), and it comes after the city had its wettest May ever. Despite the next-level cold, 2019 is still almost certain to go down in the books as the state’s warmest year on record. However, in 1950, Bettles averaged closer to 20 nights a year with minus 40 degree lows. The previous record of 85 degrees was set on June 14, 1969 (period of record 1952-2019). Alaska could experience record high temperatures in the coming days as a massive heat dome parks over the region, sending temperatures higher than have ever been recorded in the state. The -65° at Manley Hot Springs this (Sat.) ", Out west in Somerset, floods in 2013 led to entire villages being cut off and isolated for weeks, "In summer 2012, intense rain flooded over 8000 properties. The -65° at Manley Hot Springs this (Sat.) The greatest seasonal temperature contrast is found in the central and eastern portion of the continental interior. A number of weather models are indicating a dramatic warm-up could be in store for some as the cold attempts to relent around New Year’s Eve. Continents shown light-grey. At temperatures this frigid, that moisture freezes and lingers. Over a million people rely on the water of Tonle Sap for work and sustinence but, as Mr Clarkson witnessed, a drought has severley depleted the water level, In reaction to these harbingers of climate obliteration, some humans have taken measures to counter the impending disaster. Bettles, Alaska hasn’t climbed above 0 degrees in nearly 10 days. Official climate data can be obtained from NOAA's Previously areas with expected snow was conspicuously white. Much of Alaska’s interior and far north are enduring lows of 35 to 55 degrees below zero. After a record cold spring, all-time high temperature records were broken in Alaska during the past few days as a "heat dome" took control. You are correct: I have no control over what ads appear on anyone’s computer. Not just for the day, but for the entire month. Starting on the Fourth of July and lasting multiple days, temperatures across Alaska were I receive no funding from any company, corporation, or organization. Among several locations to set a new high in the traditionally chilly US state was its biggest city, Anchorage. That’s the coldest December temperature on record ever in Bettles, tied with Dec 15, 1946. (function(w,d,s,i){w.ldAdInit=w.ldAdInit||[];w.ldAdInit.push({slot:9972496745343078,size:[0, 0],id:"ld-6546-7092"});if(!d.getElementById(i)){var j=d.createElement(s),p=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];j.async=true;j.src="//";;p.parentNode.insertBefore(j,p);}})(window,document,"script","ld-ajs"); 50 F here in Anchorage today. Click on image to learn how the Solar Minimum will affect society, economy and food prices. Alaska may be famous for freezing temperatures and snow-capped mountains – but its biggest city has just smashed heat records as the US state basks under a heatwave. But because the temperature of record is collected at an airport, it is sampled more frequently than on the hour, an NWS official in Anchorage said. Folks touting claims of temperature records are now wisely using the key word "possible". I thought you must be pretty desperate for advertisers for awhile there, Robert, lol! Thanks, Robert, Anyone who says we’re enduring “unprecedented global warming” is lying or woefully misinformed. Alaska Interactive Map of Historical Record High and Low Temperatures So not a bad winter. Central London (pictured), where the city bustle tends to mean that snow doesn't even settle, was covered in inches of snow for day, Months after the cold snap, a heatwave struck Britain, rendering the normally plush green of England's parks in Summer a parched brown for weeks, Worsening droughts in many countries have been disastrous for crop yields and have threatened livestock. Lol! 'Heat dome' smashes temperature records in Alaska. It could be a long winter. Two monthly temperature records were broken in 2013 (cold April, warm October); 1979 was the only other year with both a record warm month and a record cold month. Alaska's largest city, Anchorage, has already smashed its all-time record high. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Toby Smith of Climate Visuals, an organisation focused on improving how climate change is depicted in the media, says: "Extreme weather and flooding, has and will become more frequent due to climate change. The warmth is all part of a rapid, long-term trend in Alaska. I have no idea what you are talking about. That’s the coldest December temperature on record ever in Bettles, tied with Dec 15, 1946. Cold of this magnitude is not that unusual for Alaska, although it’s actually becoming more rare as the climate warms. ( Alaska cold snap: Temperatures tumble to minus-65, but warmest-year record still on track Bettles, Alaska, hasn’t climbed above zero degrees in nearly 10 days. The airport reached an astounding, for Alaska, 90°F, breaking the previous all-time record by 5°F! It’s a big problem with vehicle exhaust on roadways. It’s not an isolated trend. Alaska's heat wave continued through Independence Day, and in Anchorage, the temperatures shattered an all-time record. morning is the coldest temperature in Alaska since a -66° at Fort Yukon in 2012. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Thus far, it appears the only temperature records set or tied were in Bettles. Anchorage also saw a record high minimum temperature for the day. Sunday’s high temperature was minus-47. The coldest temperature recorded in the contiguous U.S. is 70 degrees below zero, measured at Rogers Pass, Montana, on Jan. 20, 1954. The previous record was 52 degrees Fahrenheit set in 2013. With highs in the 40s, 50s and 60s, much of the state is experiencing weather that feels more like … Anchorage, Alaska has a subarctic climate with the code Dfc according to the Köppen climate classification due to its short, cool summers. How many perverts will you allow in your advertisement. With temperatures making a run towards zero, it’s absurd to think that a 40 or 50 degree leap is possible in some locales ― but the temperatures still won’t be in positive territory. Alaska has always been known as a land of extremes when it comes to weather and climate. That’s because it’s so dry up there that most of the moisture in the air comes from human activity – automobiles, generators, or even breathing. Google tries to match the ads with what appears to them to be the reader’s interests. NOTE: These records were compiled using unofficial climate data obtained from the National Weather Service Anchorage forecast office. View Larger Image; Anchorage beat its previous all-time record by 3C – a huge margin in meteorological terms. Alaska had its warmest year on record in 2019 with average temperatures 6.2°F above the long-term average and most parts of the country saw above … I have never responded to any of them, nor do I visit any political sites. An inversion results when the temperature increases with height, meaning it’s coldest near the surface (typically, the air gets colder with height). Perhaps that’s what’s going on here. Anchorage's record temperature of 90F was recorded at its airport at 17:00 on Thursday (01:00 Friday GMT), according to the National Weather Service. The damage being caused is unprecedented: 103 people were killed in wildfires last year in California, one of the places best prepared, best equipped to fight such blazes in the world, Entire towns have been razed. “It only forms at 35 degrees below or lower,” explained Alex Young, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Klawock, a town in southeastern Alaska, reached 70 F on March 19 -- the earliest any spot in the state has hit that high. Alaskans also are dealing with ice fog. On July 4, all-time high-temperature records were set in Kenai, Palmer, King Salmon, and Anchorage International Airport. The High is over south-central Europe presently. Highs of around minus 40 are pretty common. morning is the coldest temperature in Alaska since a -66° at Fort Yukon in 2012., “Also a hurricane blizzard on the Great Lakes north of Michigan that everyone failed to mention,” says Ryan. Daily temperature records have broken around the state, and toppled all-time March records in the greater Arctic region. It seems he considers the blog an “advertisement” and those like me who post comments are “perverts”. Myth: Summers in Alaska are always cool. Alaska also holds the extreme US record low temperatures for every month except September and October. Average daytime summer temperatures range from approximately 55 to 78 °F (12.8 to 25.6 °C); average daytime winter temperatures are about 5 to 30 °F (−15.0 to −1.1 °C). Alaska is warming faster than any other state in the country. So far this month, Eagle has set or tied ten daily high temperature records. In fact, like much of the United States, Alaska has four seasons and weather records at both ends of the thermometer. As I recall, all along the sides of the text of your blog were ads for Asian wives with pics of scantily clad Asian women. In 2013, storms and coastal surges combined catastrophically with elevated sea levels whilst December 2015, was the wettest month ever recorded. Fears over climate change growing as Alaska becomes one of the fastest warming nations, In this decade, humans have become ever more aware of climate change. Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage - January 28, 2014 . Shows what Google knows! And yet it still didn’t even claim a local daily record, the village northwest of Fairbanks had dropped to minus 67 degrees on December 27, 1954. Thanks for a good explanation Deb. Record-crushing heat torches Alaska as Anchorage hits all-time high of 90 The predicted temperatures for Sunday in Celsius compared to normal temperatures. “All the particulates are actually frozen.”. I wish the coming Ice Age was a bit closer. That anomaly surpassed the Circle Hot Springs, Alaska, record of 20.9 degrees F above normal set in 1965. Coldest December temperature on record. Sunday’s high temperature was minus 47 degrees. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. ‘Heat dome’ smashes temperature records in Alaska. In Australia, where a brutal drought persisted for months last year, farmers have suffered from mental health problems because of the threat to their livelihood, Even dedicated climate skeptic Jeremy Clarkson has come to recognise the threat of climate change after visiting the Tonle Sap lake system in Cambodia.