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Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city Anchorage

Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city AnchorageTemperatures in Alaska’s largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 centigrade) as a heat wave grips the US state which straddles the Arctic Circle. “At 5pm this afternoon, Anchorage International Airport officially hit 90 degrees for the first time on record,” tweeted the National Weather Service (NWS) late Thursday. The average high temperature for July 4 in Anchorage, located in southern Alaska, is a far cooler 65 degrees.



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Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city Anchorage

Alaska heat wave shatters temperature record in largest city Anchorage Temperatures in Alaska’s largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 centigrade) as a heat wave grips the US state which straddles the Arctic Circle. “At 5pm this afternoon, Anchorage International Airport officially hit 90 degrees for the first time on record,” tweeted the National Weather Service (NWS) late Thursday. The average high temperature for July 4 in Anchorage, located in southern Alaska, is a far cooler 65 degrees.



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Anchorage roasts as heat records break across Alaska

Anchorage roasts as heat records break across AlaskaThe latest heat wave to bake a part of the globe is underway in Alaska where several locations, including Anchorage, broke single-day records for high temperatures. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Anchorage had its first-ever recorded temperature of at least 90 degrees on Thursday, breaking the previous record of 85 degrees, which was set 50 years ago. > The 4thofjuly2019 was one for the books. Several ALL-TIME high temperature records were set at official observation sites throughout Southern Alaska. But that's not all…there were more daily temperature records set too! AKwx ItsHotInAlaska pic.twitter.com/GxcdUaD9ld> > — NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) July 5, 2019Other locations setting new all-time single-day record high temperatures include Kenai (89 degrees) and King Salmon (89 degrees). More records are expected to be set on Friday. SEE ALSO: Scorching France just smashed its temperature recordIn a report, the NWS put it bluntly: "The 4th of July 2019 was a day truly for the record books in the climate department." In fact, the recorded high in Anchorage was hotter than several cities in the lower 48.> High temps, July 4, 2019: > > Los Angeles – 74°F > Flagstaff, AZ – 79°F > Reno, NV – 81°F > Hot Springs, AR – 87°F > Anchorage, Alaska – 90°F t.co/QmJyR3omnk> > — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) July 5, 2019Meanwhile, the New York Times reports sea surface temperatures have reached upwards of 10 degrees above normal, a level that Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, tells the Times is "astronomical."It's warmer in some parts of Alaska than in usually hotter places in the lower 48 states.Image: Lance King / Getty ImagesA particular set of weather patterns have allowed a dome of heat to settle over southern parts of Alaska. Brian Brettschneider, a climate researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, explained the phenomenon to NBC News: Complicating matters is that a dry June has led to severe drought in some parts of the state, which has raised fire danger levels, too.  > A quick look at some statistics for the month of June. The story is that it was wetter than normal for most locations; warmer than normal everywhere. SEAK pic.twitter.com/G0pqoqza0e> > — NWS Juneau (@NWSJuneau) July 1, 2019While average July high temps for Anchorage usually hover in the mid-60s, temperatures in the Anchorage area are currently forecast to stay well into the 80s through the next week.> Not only is Alaska anomalously hot at the moment, but also Longyearbyen in Svalbard may reach close to the record-breaking temperatures next days. t.co/3mj9XWVC5d> > — Mika Rantanen (@mikarantane) July 5, 2019Alaska's heat wave follows record-breaking temperatures in Europe at the end of June, with climate scientists blaming climate change for the alarming trend.  WATCH: Parents and teachers want climate change taught in schools



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Alaska heat wave shatters city's record, disrupts jobs and lives

Alaska heat wave shatters city's record, disrupts jobs and livesTemperatures in Alaska’s largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 centigrade) as a heat wave grips the US state which straddles the Arctic Circle. “At 5pm this afternoon, Anchorage International Airport officially hit 90 degrees for the first time on record,” tweeted the National Weather Service (NWS) late Thursday. The average high temperature for July 4 in Anchorage, located in southern Alaska, is a far cooler 65 degrees.



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Turning up the Heat on North Korea

Turning up the Heat on North KoreaThe inability of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to reach a denuclearization deal in Hanoi leaves the international community searching for a solution to the North Korean nuclear conundrum. The recent erosion of international efforts to enforce economic sanctions make efforts to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons through bargaining is more challenging. A North Korean charm offensive and, perhaps, a desire among some to see this longstanding, seemingly intractable, problems disappear have led to diminished pressure on the North Korean regime. This changed context weakens the U.S. hand in negotiations and provides encouragement for Kim’s regime. Going forward, the U.S. administration and its allies need a focused, concerted effort to strengthen the U.S. bargaining position vis-à-vis the North Koreans, including by complementing inducements with more forceful efforts to up the pressure on Pyongyang. There is a need to tighten sanctions enforcement globally, weakening Kim’s walk-away options in future talks. Any effort to do this will have a political dimension. U.S. policymakers and leaders must reinforce the political will that has dissipated in recent months and take concrete steps to collaborate on counter-proliferation activities on a wide international basis. It will require coordinated action across dozens of states and, within those states, hundreds of domestic agencies and departments.



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Extreme weather: Polar vortex in Midwest, record heat in Australia, weird warmth in Alaska. What's going on?

Extreme weather: Polar vortex in Midwest, record heat in Australia, weird warmth in Alaska. What's going on?Extreme weather has wreaked havoc worldwide this month: As the upper Midwest shivered with record-breaking cold temperatures, wild extremes in weather were reported elsewhere.



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CNN's Jim Acosta takes heat after showing border fence just might be working

CNN's Jim Acosta takes heat after showing border fence just might be workingCNN's Jim Acosta was mocked across social media for posting a video that was meant to downplay President Trump's claims of a border crisis, but ended up supporting his argument that border barriers improve security. Acosta is in Texas awaiting Trump's border visit. While Acosta often clashes with the president and his aides, pundits suggested he did the president a favor this time.



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Thousands line up in Arizona heat to pay respects to McCain

Thousands line up in Arizona heat to pay respects to McCainPHOENIX (AP) — Thousands endured triple-digit heat Wednesday and waited in long lines outside the Arizona Capitol to attend a public viewing honoring the late Sen. John McCain.



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Western US firefighters to face gusty winds, then building heat as Carr Fire explodes to over 145,000 acres

Western US firefighters to face gusty winds, then building heat as Carr Fire explodes to over 145,000 acresAs the Carr Fire has exploded to more than 145,000 acres, residents and firefighters across the western United States are bracing for an uptick in heat and continuing dry weather.



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Melting ICE? A handful of Democrats turn up the heat.

Melting ICE? A handful of Democrats turn up the heat.As the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues to draw criticism for its arrest of immigrants, the idea of abolishing the agency entirely is starting to gather momentum among Democrats.



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