Discussion in 'Weather' started by raine1212, Jun 2, 2013.
This thread will contain information for Alaska
This is from a couple of days ago but worth noting:
Baked Alaska: Unusual heat wave hits 49th state
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven or a tropical paradise.
With temperatures topping 80 degrees in Anchorage, and higher in other parts of the state, people have been sweltering in a place where few homes have air conditioning.
They're sunbathing and swimming at local lakes, hosing down their dogs and cleaning out supplies of fans in at least one local hardware store. Mid-June normally brings high temperatures in the 60s in Anchorage, and just a month ago, it was still snowing...........more......
Alaska sinks as climate change thaws permafrost
The thawing of permafrost — frozen ground covering most of Alaska — doesn't just damage roads, buildings and airport runways. It also releases vast amounts of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.......
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