Weekend brought record heat to Southeast Alaska

Associated PressJune 25, 2012 

JUNEAU -- Communities across Southeast Alaska saw record heat during the weekend, but the National Weather Service says the respite from the cool, wet weather will be short-lived.

Meteorologist Rick Fritsch says below-normal temperatures and rain are expected over the next two weeks, following a sunny weekend that saw record temperatures Saturday.

The records ranged from 90 degrees at Hyder to 70 degrees at Pelican. The weather service said some of the records, like those in Hyder or at the Juneau weather service office, were in communities or locations with short or incomplete climate data. Still, Fritsch says, the heat was noteworthy and the temperatures recorded Saturday went down as records.

The normal high for this time of year in Juneau is around 63 degrees.

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