SE Alaska's weekend heat breaks records
August 10, 2017
Boats and trailers lined the launch ramps, residents thronged the beaches, plastic ducks bobbed in Twin Lakes, and Juneau basked under the sun on a record-breaking weekend.
The capital city has had a full week of
temperatures at or above 70 degrees, and the weekend brought the warmest days of the year so far.
Saturday’s high temperature of 81 degrees beat the old record of 80, set in 2009, and is the hottest day of the year to date. Sunday’s high was 78, beating the 1999 record of 75.
Those temperatures were recorded at the airport, Juneau’s official measuring station, and conditions...