Arctic records its highest temperature ever


Alarming heat burned through Siberia, the Saturday when the small town of Verkhoyansk (67.5°N latitude) reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit 32 degrees above the normal temperature. If this is true, it is likely that the highest temperature ever recorded in Siberia, and also the highest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle, which begins at 66.5°N.The city is 3,000 km east of Moscow, and further north than Fairbanks, Alaska. Friday, the city of Caribou, Maine, linked to a all-time record at 96 degrees Fahrenheit and was once again well in the 90s, the Saturday. To put this in perspective, the city of Miami, Florida, has only reached 100 degrees, a time since the city began keeping temperature records in 1896.

Verkhoyansk is usually one of the coldest spots on the Earth. Last November, the region has reached nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit below zero, one of the first spots to drop that low in the winter of 2019-2020. The scene below is certainly more characteristic of the eastern Siberia.

Reach 100 degrees in or near the Arctic is almost unknown. Although the reading is doubtful, in 1915, the city of Prospect Creek, Alaska, not quite as far north as Verkhoyansk, would have been close to 100 degrees. And, in 2010, a city a few kilometers south of the Arctic circle in Russia has reached 100.


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