Smithsonian.com has an interesting article on the high temperature records that are being set in Alaska. You might think things have been hot here in the Southeast, but the Arctic is being much more affected by rising temperatures due to feedbacks with ice cover and melting of permafrost, which releases greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. I will be visiting it myself next week and hope to learn more. You can read more here.
This spring, temperatures in Alaska and northern Canada have been significantly higher than usual. Red indicates areas warmer than average while blue indicates colder than average. The darker the red, or blue, the greater the deviation from average. (NASA Earth Observatory)
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/record-breaking-heat-alaska-wreaks-havoc-communities-and-ecosystems-180972317/#7Ed50aubjV71SDsF.99