When one thinks of Alaska, one thinks of bone-chilling winters, permafrost, and glaciers. But in recent days, record summer heat has been baking much of the state. During the 12-day period of June 27th to July 8th, Anchorage, AK recorded an average temperature of 80.8F, which beat the previous warmest such period by over 5F. This included a rare 90F high temperature in Anchorage last Thursday. Meanwhile, the town of Talkeetna reached a blistering 93F on Sunday.
Although the heat over the state of Alaska is expected to ease in the coming days and weeks, temperatures are expected to remain above normal for the foreseeable future.