Alaska sets new wind chill record

Howard Pass, in the Brooks Range, set a new Alaska wind chill record of -97 degrees on Friday. A temperature of -42F and sustained 71 mph northern winds combined to make the record. According to the Weather Service in Anchorage, the Howard Pass area saw wind chills below -90 for much of the day.

The previous record of -96F, was set on 28 January 1989 at Prudhoe Bay.

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