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Arctic town hits 100 degrees F, a new record high

Arctic town hits 100 degrees F, a new record high
Posted at 9:35 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 09:37:22-04

MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian town with the world’s widest temperature range has recorded a new high amid a heat wave that is contributing to severe forest fires.

The temperature in Verkhoyansk hit 100.4 degrees F on Saturday, according to Pogoda i Klimat, a website that compiles Russian meteorological data.

The town is located above the Arctic Circle in the Sakha Republic, about 2,900 miles northeast of Moscow.

It is recognized by the Guinness World Records for having the most extreme temperature range, with a low of minus-90 degrees F and a previous high of 98.96 F.

Much of Siberia this year has had unseasonably high temperatures, leading to sizable wildfires.

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