Feb 23, 2016

As the Arctic roasts, Alaska bakes in one of its warmest winters ever

Alaska
USA
by
Jason Samenow
,
Washington Post
Temperature difference from normal shows parts of the Arctic over 17 degrees warmer than normal on Feb. 23, 2016. Image: University of Maine Climate Analyzer
Temperature difference from normal shows parts of the Arctic over 17 degrees warmer than normal on Feb. 23, 2016. Image: University of Maine Climate Analyzer

This winter’s shocking warmth in the Arctic, some seven degrees above average, has oozed into the Alaska which is experiencing one of its mildest recorded winters.

So far this winter, Alaska’s temperature has averaged about 10 degrees above normal, ranking third warmest in records that date back to 1925.