NOAA Image of the Day
A New Heat Record for Alaska
On May 23, 2015, Alaska set a new record for earliest day with temperatures in the 90s. As described by climate.gov, a daytime high of 91 °F was measured in Eagle, AK, where temperatures have been recorded since the 1890s. This image shows the surface air temperature from 23:00z on May 23, 2015 using NOAA's Real-time Mesoscale Analysis. The warmest temperatures are colored orange-red, colder colors are colored blue.
Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory