Ask A Climatologist: Alaska Reaches 200 Days of Warmer than Normal Weather

Alaska has seen 200 days in a row with above average temperatures. Photo from SNPP sattelite via UAF - GINA.
Alaska has seen 200 days in a row with above average temperatures. Photo from SNPP sattelite via UAF – GINA.

Wednesday marks the 200th day in a row of above normal temperatures for Alaska. Even in a string of unusually warm years for the state, that’s a remarkable run.

Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist in Anchorage who closely tracks Alaska climate data and trends. Alaska’s Energy Desk is checking in with him regularly as part of a new segment, Ask A Climatologist. Brettschneider says the daily average statewide temperature is based on an index of 25 cities across Alaska.

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Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist who lives in Anchorage. He spoke with Annie Feidt, from Alaska’s Energy Desk, as part of a regular look at climate change in the state.

Do you have a climate question for Brian? Email akenergydesk@alaskapublic.org