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Fairbanks breaks 101-year-old high temperature record

 


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The city of Fairbanks set new record high temperatures over the weekend, including one set more than 100 years ago.

The high recorded Saturday at Fairbanks International Airport was 82 degrees, or 2 degrees warmer than the previous record set on that date in 1915. Fairbanks also set a new record on Friday of 79 degrees, well above the normal high of 60 for this time of year, according to The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

“(Saturday) was the first time we hit 80 degrees this season,” National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Metzger said.

Saturday’s heat also...



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