Another record day as the heat continues

A view looking south from Eagle River, AK. The city of Anchorage is in the background.

For the second day in a row, Anchorage broke the record for high temperature for the date. Anchorage’s official high temperature hit 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The previous record was 74 degrees set in 2015.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to low 70s around Anchorage through the week. The Mat-Su Valley will likely see highs in the mid to low 80s by the end of the week. Smoke from the Swan Lake fire continues to move through Southcentral from the Valley to Seward and Homer. An Air Quality Advisory is in place for Southcentral through Friday afternoon. Air quality will range from Good to Unhealthy depending on the proximity to the fire and the direction of the winds. Smoke will likely be strongest during the morning and evening hours.

Yesterday, Anchorage hit 78 degrees to break the daily high temperature record.

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