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Record-breaking low temperatures in Alaska

November 18, 2011 - 12:11 PM
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Low temperatures in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Nov. 17 smashed the previous record set over 100 years ago.

(Credit: Mark Brennan)

A Public Information Statement out of Fairbanks, Alaska, showed that the high temperature on the Nov. 17 only reached -30°F. This breaks the previous record low high temperature of -19°F set back in 1904.

This was also the 2nd earliest occurrence on record of a -30°F high temperature, with the earliest being Nov. 9, 1989.

The low on the 17th was -41°F, which also broke the record of -39°F set back in 1969. The record low for the 18th was also broken, as it sat at -36°F and the record was -33°F set back in 1969. The record low high for today is -19° which may also be broken. Check here to monitor the temperature in Fairbanks throughout the day.

Just how cold is it there? Check this out:

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