A city in Alaska has experienced both a record high temperature and record snowfall on the same day.

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The city of Anchorage saw more than a foot of snow on Saturday (16.11.19) but tied the temperature record by reaching 45 degrees Fahrenheit in the early hours of the morning, equalling a record that has stood since 1967.

Meteorologists say that winds blew warm air in from the southeast which caused the temperature, and as the winds subsided, temperatures dropped and snow began to fall.

A record 8.3 inches of snow fell at the offices of the Northern Weather Service, beating a record that had stood since 1968.

Anchorage experienced an unusually warm autumn and did not see snow until November when it typically arrives before Halloween.

The snow may not be in Anchorage for long, either, with meteorologist Eric Drewitz predicting warmer temperatures to make a return.

He said: ''If you like snow, enjoy it for the next two days because come Tuesday and Wednesday we're looking at warmer temperatures and winds.''