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Anchorage sees the warmest first half of June on record

The average temperature so far through the month is 60.2 degrees
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 6:42 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Thanks to record-breaking warmth for the first week of June, this month is pushing into record territory.

Currently, the first half of the month is sitting with an average temperature above 60 degrees, the warmest first half of June ever recorded in Anchorage. Should this trend continue, it’s possible that both 2019 and 2022 will be the only June months in recorded history with an average temperature during the month above 60 degrees.

While we have cooled off significantly from the record warmth at the beginning of the month, temperatures are set to continue to climb into the mid to upper 60s. We could even flirt with the lower 70s over the next week for many areas across Southcentral Alaska. Unfortunately, rain still doesn’t look likely for much of the region, outside of your typical showers over the mountains during the peak afternoon heating. This will most likely occur for areas over the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains.

While Southcentral continues to remain on the dry side, with temperatures in the 60s, rain is making a return to the Aleutians. An area of low pressure will continue to build to the north, leading to widespread rain and windy conditions for the islands. This activity will slowly creep to the north, leading to some much-needed rain for parts of Southwest Alaska into Friday.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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