Temperatures in an Arctic Siberian town hit 100 degrees, a new high
By Scottie Andrew, CNN
Updated 10:45 AM ET, Mon June 22, 2020A Siberian town that endures the world’s widest temperature range has recorded a new high due to a heat wave that is contributing to severe forest fires.
(CNN)An unprecedented heatwave in one of the coldest places on Earth just reached a distressing milestone.Temperatures in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk hit 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, according to public-facing weather data. It’s a record-high temperature in one of the fastest-warming places in the world.Siberia tends to experience large swings in temperature month-to-month and year-to-year,