Alaska Getting “Blow Torched” with Record-Breaking Heat
A fire-alarm is ringing throughout Alaska and the seas that surround it. Anchorage hit an official 90 degrees yesterday for the first time on record.
Rick Thoman, a climatologist with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, posted on social media last week that the northern Bering and southern Chukchi seas are “baking" according to an AP report yesterday.
Sea surface temperatures last week were as high as 9 degrees above the 1981-2010 average, reaching into the lower 60s, he said, with effects on ...
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