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Cool July weather continues across Alaska

Don’t fret, a warm-up starts this weekend
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 8:19 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The series of shortwaves that have been rotating through the state will continue its run through the end of the week.

Interior Alaska is going to see scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms through the rest of the week. A warming and drying trend begins this weekend for this part of Alaska.

Over Southcentral, cooler air aloft produced snow in the Talkeetna Mountains. The dusting of snow stayed at the very tops of the peaks, but nonetheless, we saw some snow in July. Not unheard of, but unusual. Lorraine Krueger sent these images today, saying “Chilly in Chickaloon this morning! Snow on the Chugach Range as well as the Talkeetnas. See the immature bald Eagle sitting in the top of the spruce tree!”

July Snow-2-Eagle_Chickaloon_Lorraine Krueger 7-7-21
July Snow-2-Eagle_Chickaloon_Lorraine Krueger 7-7-21(Alaska's Weather Source)
July Snow_TKA Mtns_Lorraine Krueger 7-7-21
July Snow_TKA Mtns_Lorraine Krueger 7-7-21(Alaska's Weather Source)

The highest temperature in Alaska Wednesday was 68 in Ketchikan and Juneau, and the lower was 37 in Eureka. Ah, the ups and downs of summer in Alaska.

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