Insane heat wave in Alaska put temperatures higher than in Arizona

Alaska
June 2015 ALASKA Alaska, along with the rest of the Arctic, has been warming even faster than other regions of the world due to climate change. That was the findings of a report this spring from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which found that the rate of warming will only continue to increase in the coming decades. The signs of rapid warming in Alaska were everywhere this past winter. The Iditarod was moved north 300 miles to Fairbanks because Anchorage had record low snowfall. A ski resort outside of Juneau had to close because of low snowfall and warm temperatures that inhibited snow-making.
Now the 49th state experienced a heat wave at the end of May. Over Memorial Day weekend, while Texas was being inundated with floods, parts of Alaska were warmer than Arizona. On May 23 in Fairbanks, the temperature reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit, while Phoenix topped out at 83 for the day, reports Al Jazeera. Even the town of Bettles, which is north of Fairbanks and falls within the Arctic Circle, recorded a temperature of 82. That same day, Eagle, Alaska hit 91 degrees Fahrenheit, marking the earliest 90-degree day in state history, according to NASA Earth Observatory. And it wasn’t just one unusually warm day. “Between May 16 and May 24, Eagle hit 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher daily—its second longest such streak on record for any time of the year,” says Al Jazeera.
Even America’s northernmost city, Barrow, Alaska, set record high temperatures for four out of the six days between May 17-22, topping out at 47 degrees on May 21 (nearly 18 degrees above normal), The Weather Channel reports. This may sound like nothing compared to the current heat wave in India, “but north of the Arctic Circle, this is extreme warmth for late May,” says The Weather Channel. This particular heat wave in Alaska and northwestern Canada has to do with two typhoons altering the jet stream pattern.”A series of two western Pacific super typhoons—Noul and Dolphin—have done a number on the (jet stream) pattern across the north Pacific following their extratropical transition,” says Dr. Michael Ventrice, operational scientist at The Weather Channel Professional Division.
This “persistent high-pressure system … is but one consequence of a developing El Niño in the eastern Pacific,” says Al Jazeera. While El Niño may be exacerbating the warmth, the long term trend shows the Arctic will continue to warm from climate change. It has warmed faster than anywhere else in the world over the last 30 years. The effects of the warming are many-fold. Anchorage recorded its warmest April and it will probably be its least snowy season on record with only 25.1 inches of snow to date (its prior least snowy season was in 1957-1958 with 30.4 inches), according to The Weather Channel. The rapid snowmelt led to flooding in some areas and fire danger is already high in what experts worry might be the worst wildfire season yet. –Ecowatch
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16 Responses to Insane heat wave in Alaska put temperatures higher than in Arizona

  1. Plenty cold here in New Jersey! Persistent breeze off the Atlantic ocean keeping temperatures from the low 50’s F to mid 70’s. Upper air high pressure ridge ready to build over southern plains will bring plenty of heat soon but it has been quite a roller coaster ride as far as temperatures over the last three weeks.

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  2. Little Bright Feather says:

    They certainly have been using HAARP over-time !

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  3. Yellow Bird says:

    shalom Joseph– glad to see you back!

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  4. Christopher says:

    Well it’s cooler here in AZ thanks to moisture from the hurricane near baja california.

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  5. Dennis E. says:

    Ocean levels will rise causing some ocean side resorts/cities to close in the future. Mass human migration to higher levels.

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    • stan522 says:

      I believe that is all part of their plan….. Create a disaster that will force people into finally believing man is causing the heating up of the atmosphere. The only problem is that the Fed’s are doing it through HARP, not our combustible engines.

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  6. niebo says:

    “Melt season is underway, and sea ice in the Arctic is retreating rapidly. At the end of May, ice extent was at daily record low levels. By sharp contrast, SEA ICE EXTENT in the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE continues to track at daily RECORD HIGH LEVELS.” (emphasis mine)

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    Meanwhile, five months ago:

    “Infrastructure must adapt to shrinking southern ice sheets and sea level rise.”

    “In a paper I just published with colleague Dr Ted Scambos from the National Snow and Ice Data Center,” (the website at the above link) “we highlight the impact of SOUTHERN ICE SHEET LOSS, particularly the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, on sea-level rise around the world.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2015/jan/14/antarctic-ice-sheet-a-sleeping-giant-beginning-to-stir

    And, in October 2013, “[NASA] Researchers have measured a new record for sea-ice extent in the Antarctic. Why the white splendour is extending there while it is rapidly disappearing in the Arctic is a mystery. . . . The September 2013 monthly average was also a record high, at 19.77 million square kilometers (7.63 million square miles) slightly higher than the previous record in 2012.”

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/10/22/nasa-announces-new-record-growth-of-antarctic-sea-ice-extent/

    And this, from September 2013:

    “A CHILLY ARCTIC SUMMER has left 533,000 MORE square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an INCREASE OF 29 PER CENT.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415191/And-global-COOLING-Return-Arctic-ice-cap-grows-29-year.html

    I understand that “extent” does not reflect “density”, but how bad the situation is seems to vary according to source AND from year-to-year. Is the climate changing? Yes. Are evil humans or evil volcanoes or evil geologic cycles to blame? . . . Maybe.

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    • niebo says:

      Sorry, while I get that 80 degrees is Alaska is as rare as unicorns and dragons, I failed to explain that I REALLY got hung up on the first statement: “Alaska, along with the rest of the Arctic, has been WARMING EVEN FASTER THAN OTHER REGIONS of the world due to climate change.” Troo . . . in part because, if its ice sheet is growing every year, Antarctica is not warming at all.

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    • The center of the Earth is heating and expanding causing expansion cracks spewing heat into the oceans as well as into the atmosphere along with toxic materials. It should also be noted that Arizona is nearly hitting the century mark in degrees F but has been quite a bit cooler than average so the headline is a touch misleading; however there is certainly quite a bit of flip flops in weather patterns so far this spring. That will be changing soon.

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  7. Caroline Snyder says:

    “the long term trend shows the Arctic will continue to warm from climate change”
    Really?

    How about this then?

    Arctic sea ice thickness now thicker then any of last 8 years at this time
    https://mobile.twitter.com/NJSnowFan/status/606293436011016193

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  8. violetz56 says:

    almost no one believes the govt’s lies about global warming and all their other hullabaloo lies, there is no global warming except what they are creating, they are working for the father of lies who is loose on the earth, now it is just a fight between good and evil, pick your side, because soon (sept) all hell (literally) will break loose on earth, we will soon see things we have never seen before. He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world.

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  9. Yellow Bird says:

    Robin Westenra posted this graphic on SeeMoreRocks:

    here in PacNW it has touched 90 in Willamette Valley for 2 days. haven’t heard of any records being broken, but it is quite early for a summer heat wave that usually doesnt arrive until after Independence Day… midmorning today it is approaching 90 allready, typically around 5pm is our hottest peak so expect it to climb… today could be a record breaker
    thankfully there has been little or no skytracking over the valley, or our air quality would be terrible. so far its not been bad

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  10. Reblogged this on Lissa's Humane Life and commented:
    June 2015 – ALASKA – Alaska, along with the rest of the Arctic, has been warming even faster than other regions of the world due to climate change. That was the findings of a report this spring from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which found that the rate of warming will only continue to increase in the coming decades. The signs of rapid warming in Alaska were everywhere this past winter. The Iditarod was moved north 300 miles to Fairbanks because Anchorage had record low snowfall. A ski resort outside of Juneau had to close because of low snowfall and warm temperatures that inhibited snow-making.

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