US climate experts say 2019 was record warm year in AK

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska experienced its warmest year on record, according to federal climate officials.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in its U.S. Climate report said Alaska had a statewide average temperature of 32.2 degrees (0.11 Celsius). That was 6.2 degrees (4.4 Celsius) above the long-term average.

It also surpassed the previous record statewide average temperature of 31.9 (-0.06 Celsius), set in 2016, the agency said.

Four of the last six years in Alaska have been record warm years, NOAA said.

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