If 2015 broke all records of heat, the 2016 wants overcome them.
Alaska reports its first 70°F reading during March in any year!
Alaska has had plenty of anomalic weather in recent months, but Thursday took it to a new extreme.
The temperature measured at Klawock Airport in Southeast Alaska hit 71 degrees. And this is a record high for the state for the month of March, in any year on record.
The previous March record-high temperature in Alaska was 69 degrees, recorded in Ketchikan on March 28, 1915.
The fact that it’s March — it’s pretty amazing oreven more: It’s a big deal.
The cause of the new record was a ridge of high pressure in the area. A June or July air mass move in in March.
The Haines Airport hit 62 degrees Thursday, compared to a previous March 31 high of 57 in 1926. Sitka hit 57 degrees, compared to a previous high of 54 in 1994.
February set global temperature records, deviating from historical norms by a wider margin than any month ever recorded, and raising further concerns about global warming.
That’s really weird.