Christmas in July for Alaska This Year

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The coldest summer ever? You might be looking at it, weather folks say. Not in Georgia, or the lower U.S. states, but Alaska.

Check out this article from the: Anchorage Daily News

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Anchorage Alaska, (photo credit: retro traveler)

Right now the so-called summer of ’08 is on pace to produce the fewest days ever recorded in which the temperature in Anchorage managed to reach 65 degrees.

That unhappy record was set in 1970, when the temperature only made it to the 65-degree mark, which many Alaskans consider a nice temperature, 16 days out of 365.

This year, however — with the summer just about over — there have been only seven 65-degree days so far. And that’s with just a few days of potential “balmy” days remaining and the forecast looking gloomy.

The current three-month outlook posted by the national Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md., calls for below-normal temperatures for the south coast of Alaska from August through October — turning to above-normal temperatures from October through December.

 

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