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Report: Anchorage's Temperature Won't Dip Below Zero in 2014

By    |   Monday, 29 Dec 2014 07:52 PM

Anchorage, Alaska, is poised to end the year without a temperature reading below zero degrees, which has not happened since 1952, when that type of data was first recorded.

The Alaska Dispatch News cites data from the Weather Channel that says the city reached zero degrees once in 2014, on Feb. 11. The last time the mercury dropped below that level was on Dec. 26, 2013.

Balmy temperatures are forecast through New Year's Day, so the streak appears to be safe, according to the Dispatch News.

"With as much certainty as a meteorologist can put behind anything, there is no chance we will go below zero before the end of the year," National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Ottenweller told the newspaper.

Ottenweller told the Dispatch News that Anchorage sees an average of 25 days a year with negative temperatures. Official data is collected at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The record number of days below zero is 75, set in 1957.

Anchorage's longest streak of days above zero is 683, which stretched from Jan. 18, 2000, to Nov. 30, 2001, according to the Dispatch News report. That means the city's temperatures must stay at or above zero until Nov. 12, 2015, to break the record.

Weather Channel founder John Coleman said in October that he thinks global warming is a myth.

Severe weather snarled holiday travel across the country last week.

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