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Alaska hits record high 32°C in July 2019

Yet another warning.

Zhangxin Zheng | July 17, 01:57 pm

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The northern hemisphere continues to experience an unprecedented heat.

Area near Arctic Circle hit 29°C in May 2019

The temperature in one of the coldest places on Earth has hit a record high yet again.

Alaska hit 32°C in July 2019

According to Earth Observatory by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), cities in Alaska have been breaking the historical records of the daily high-temperature. 

Image from Earth Observatory NASA.

On July 4, an Alaskan city called Anchorage hit 32°C.

The usual daily high is 17°C during this period.

The city once hit 29°C 30 years ago.

Anchorage also had six consecutive days when the temperature exceeded 26.7°C.

Extreme heat sparked wildfires

With erratic weather, cities in Alaska have been troubled with forest fires too.

There have been 38 large fires as of July 9 in Alaska.

The heat has caused lightning-triggered fires in areas such as Fairbanks and Koyukuk Wilderness to spread quickly.

As a result, air quality and visibility have dropped due to smoke and air particulates.

 

Image from Earth Observatory NASA.

Top photo from Earth Observatory NASA and Alaska.org

About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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