At 8 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported a temperature of 70 degrees below zero at Tok, Alaska. Not a wind-chill reading. Actual air temp.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports:
The last time an official temperature of 70 below or colder was recorded in Alaska came on Jan. 1, 2000, when a reading of 72 below zero was recorded at Chicken, the tiny community on the Taylor Highway in the Fortymile country east of Fairbanks and toward the Canadian border.
The coldest official temperature recorded in the state this morning was 67 below at O’Brien Creek, another spot on the Taylor Highway.
Readings of 50 to 60 below zero were common throughout the Interior overnight.