Anchorage wasn’t the only place to break an all-time record
You might have heard, Anchorage
. The previous record was 85 degrees set on June 14, 1969. Hitting 90 degrees put the day 25 degrees above normal.
But Anchorage wasn’t the only location to break an all-time record.
Kenai high temps also broke the record, hitting 89 degrees. The previous record was 87 degrees, which occurred on June 26, 1953, and June 18, 1903. King Salmon also broke its all-time record by reaching 89 degrees. The previous record of 88 degrees was set on June 27, 1953. Palmer tied its all-time record, hitting 88 degrees.
Daily records fell as well across the region. Homer hit 78 degrees, which was a July 4th record. The previous record was 71 in 2018.
Gulkana’s high rose to 88 degrees-- the previous record was 86 in 1958. Iliamna smashed its previous record by hitting 86 degrees. The record had stood at 79 since 1949.