Thursday, June 12, 2008

Alaska Temp Records and Other Superlatives

Question: What is the highest temperature ever recorded in Alaska?

Answer: According to the SLED's FAQAlaska:

"The highest recorded temperature for Alaska is 100 degrees at Fort Yukon in June 1915. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) records through 1977 show that Alaska and Hawaii hold the record for the lowest high temperature marks in the U. S. Both have 100 degree highs. Every other state has a highest temperature of over 100. California has the highest recorded temperature at 134 degrees."

FAQAlaska has an annotated listing of weather records and other superlatives about Alaska at http://sled.alaska.edu/sled/?q=content/superlatives.

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