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After the recorded heat, Alaska faces a blizzard

After the recorded heat, Alaska faces a blizzard

In Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city, snow is blocking roads and making traffic impossible.

With record heat, blizzards, torrential rains and snowstorms, severe weather is expected in Alaska this week, wreaking havoc on cities across the northern state of the United States.

The state Department of Transportation says large icebergs in Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city, are blocking roads and making traffic impossible.

“We are facing unprecedented winter storms. All available staff are working very hard, but may not be able to clear everything by this weekend,” officials said on Twitter, describing the catastrophic situation with the ice, “Icemageddon”.

19.4 degrees Celsius on Kodiak Island

A few hours after the state recorded a temperature of 19.4 degrees Celsius in December on Kodiak Island in southern Alaska, it rained indoors, never before – at this time in 1937, before another drop of mercury, causing massive ice. Creation.

“More than half of Fairbanks’ population was without electricity during the storm,” University of Alaska climate expert Rick Toman told AFP. “These kinds of events, high humidity and very hot air, are exactly what is expected from global warming,” the expert explains.

In the western United States, Washington State and California are also facing severe snowfall and rain, with hundreds of flights canceled and roads and people at risk of evacuation.

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