Monday, July 26, 2010

More Siberian Heat

The extreme heat of early July returned late last week to Siberia. Yakutsk, the largest city in central Siberia (population 186,00 according to wiki) reported high temperatures of 95F on July 22nd and then 96F on July 23rd, when the low was an equally amazing 69F. Verkhoyansk, northwest of Yakutsk, also had three more days with highs in the 90s, including 94F on the 22nd.

July 28th Update: Oymyakon, often the coldest reporting site in Siberia, and at almost 2400'MSL elevation, hit 94F today. In January the low temperature was -74F.

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