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Record high temperatures recorded in Anchorage, Interior

Tegan Hanlon

The high, warm winds that swept through Sunday night brought trees down and temperatures up to record highs.

Anchorage recorded an all-time high Monday with the thermometer hitting 51 degrees. That's two degrees up from the previous record of 49 degrees in 1959 and a whole 19 degrees above what the thermometer read this time last year, according to the National Weather Service.

In the Interior, Delta Junction recorded its warmest temperature ever for Oct. 28 at a steamy 62 degrees. This soars above the time the mercury topped out at 43 degrees in 1962.

Eielson and Fairbanks also followed suit, coming in at 55 and 50 degrees, respectively, and beating their old records of 45 and 48 degrees.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Clay said the Anchorage area can expect the abnormally warmer temperatures to continue until Saturday when the southerly winds move out.

"Over the next week or so we'll be moving back down toward normal," he said.


By TEGAN HANLON
Anchorage Daily News