Here’s some strange weather: the city of Anchorage, Alaska broke both heat and snowfall records in single day recently.
Alaskans have experienced both a record high temperature and a record amount of snowfall in the same day.
The Anchorage Daily News reports the Municipality of Anchorage saw snowfall of more than a foot Saturday after tying a temperature record set in 1967.
The National Weather Service says the city tied the high-temperature record by reaching 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 Celsius) around 3 a.m. …
Snow levels at the weather service’s office broke the 1958 record of 8.3 inches (21 centimeters) by 1/10th of an inch.
If climate change brings bigger swings in temperatures over the next decade, more highs and more lows, due to less ice at the poles to act as a buffer, it will be interesting to see how we adapt. More “swimsuit in the snow” selfies, no doubt.
Arctic sea ice extent averaged for October 2019 was 5.66 million square kilometers (2.19 million square miles), the lowest in the 41-year continuous satellite record. This was 230,000 square kilometers (88,800 square miles) below that observed in 2012—the previous record low for the month
There may be other reasons for this double record in Anchorage. Our whole earth ball is a complicated interconnected dynamic system. We are lucky so much of it has stayed within the habitable range long enough for us to get to where we are as a species. I’m hoping for another 10,000 years at least so we can upgrade our technologies to be able to survive the weather changes and more. Can you imagine what we could do in 10,000 years if we keep progressing at the rate we have in the last 100? We might even be a reasonably intelligent and peaceful species by the year 12019. One can hope.