Temperature plunges to colder than Utqiagvik, Alaska

Utqiagvik is on the northern tip of Alaska, indicated by the red pin.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in western Washington, including Mountlake Terrace, plunged to temperatures colder than those in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska Monday night.

As of 10:30 p.m., it was 28 degrees in Utqiagvik. At the same time, it was 24 degrees in Mountlake Terrace.

However, Utqiagvik was dealing with 25 mile per hour winds and snow at that time, while Mountlake Terrace saw clear skies and no wind.

Utqiagvik is on the northern tip of Alaska.

Correction: A previous version of the story listed the name of the northern Alaska town as “Barrow.” In October 2016, an ordinance was passed to officially change the city’s name to Utqiagvik, the city’s Inupiaq name. That ordinance officially took effect on Dec. 1, 2016, and the city’s official name is now Utqiagvik.

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