Fairbanks hit with record-breaking cold: 41 below
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - November 21, 2011 (WPVI) -- Alaska's second-largest city is used to cold weather, but few residents expected record-breaking cold this early in the season.
Shawn Ross has lived in Fairbanks his entire life and says few people were prepared for this severe of a cold snap in mid-November.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that for the second time in three days, Fairbanks set a new low temperature record on Thursday. A temperature of 41 degrees below zero - the first 40 below temperature of the season - was recorded at Fairbanks International Airport at 6:29 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Fairbanks says that broke the old record of 39 below set in 1969.
The last time Fairbanks residents saw 40-below temperatures in November was in 1994.
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