Arctic Circle Records its First 100 Degree Temperature
When you hear the word 'Siberia' you may think of 'bitter cold,' 'snow,' maybe even 'Yeti.' But NOT 100* temperatures.
According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the high temperature in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk, which is about 6 miles north of the Arctic Circle, reached 100.4* on Saturday.
If verified, it would be the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic Circle.
The average high temp in Verkhoyansk in June is only in the upper 60s. Think about that -- Verkhoyansk, Siberia, one of the world's coldest places in WINTER (average high temp in January is -44*), reached triple digits last weekend.