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Alaska Just Set a New Wind Chill Record — Care to Guess How Cold It Is?


"Mother Nature has a cold heart this Valentine's Day."

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The National Weather Service announced on Saturday that a new Alaska wind chill record of -97 degrees had been set Friday, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

[sharequote align="center"]"Mother Nature has a cold heart this Valentine's Day."[/sharequote]

"Mother Nature has a cold heart this Valentine's Day," the NWS wrote on Facebook.

(Image source: Shutterstock) (Image source: Shutterstock)

According to the Anchorage Daily News, the wind chill was recorded at Howard Pass with a temperature of -42 degrees and sustained wind of 71 mph.

The weather service warned that in such cold temperatures, frostbite can occur in just minutes if individuals fail to cover exposed skin.

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