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Record-breaking temperature in Alaska

According to official data, for the first time since measurements are recorded, temperature at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport has hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit, that is 32.2 degrees Celsius.

The US National Weather Service (NWS) has reported that on 4 July, the mean daily temperature at Anchorage was 18.3 degrees. According to the researchers, a number of historic records were broken on that day.

The exceptionally warm temperatures are caused by a “giant ridge of high pressure sitting right over us,”

meteorologist Bill Ludwig of the NWS told Anchorage Daily News.

According to scientists, Alaska’s rate of warming is twice the global average. “From 1901 to 2016, average temperatures in the mainland United States increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit [1 °C], whereas in Alaska they increased by 4.7 degrees [2.6 °C],” Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAPsaid in April.

Ted Stevens International Airport at Anchorage, from a bird’s eye view Photo: Shutterstock
Further information: Anchorage Daily News

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