FAIRBANKS — Utqiagvik recorded its second record daily high temperature of March on Saturday, registering 30 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The typical high is 1 below.
The coastal North Slope city formerly known as Barrow also set two other longer-term warm-weather
records at the end of March, Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman tweeted Sunday.
Thoman, a climate science and services manager for the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, wrote that March 2018 and the period of January through March, also of this year, are both the warmest in 98 years or record-keeping.
Of the 10 warmest Marches from 1921 to 2018, eight have occurred since the mid-1990s, according to a chart Thoman tweeted. A second chart shows that seven of the 10 warmest January-through-March periods have occurred since the mid-2000s.
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