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On June 20, the northernmost town in Alaska, Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow), set an all time record high of 73 degrees for June. They were warmer than some California coastal areas socked in June Gloom. However, the heat, at least by Arctic standards, did not last long. An hour later it was back down to 59 and 4 hours after that it was down to 49. This is despite 24 hours a day of sunlight. Tomorrow their high temperature is only supposed to reach 36. So like our early June heat wave, it was short lived.
Looking at climate through the lens of degree days (base 65 F US, 64 F/18 C INTL) Cooling degree days occur any time the mean temperature of the day is more than 65 F/18C. Heating degree days occur any time the mean temperature of the day is less than 65 F/18C. A good way to measure climates is to look at the mean HDDs and CDDs during a typical year. We can also sum the two to get an idea of how relatively comfortable a climate is, and how much energy is required in that climate to heat and cool a building through a typical year. Hottest locations in the world by CDD: Mecca, Saudi Arabia