Record-setting cold weather could strike most of the United States in the next week, climatologists have warned.
Low temperatures have already been recorded in Alaska, which is witnessing its coldest weather in almost two years.
Just this week, temperatures in Fairbanks reached minus-31 degrees — ending a 624-day stretch of warmer weather, the National Weather Service said.
‘Cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA,’ climatologist Roger Pielke Sr. said on Twitter.
Alaska set the record for its coldest November in 1970 at minus-62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.