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Coldest weather in 2 years will sting Anchorage this week

  • Author: Madeline McGee
  • Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Published January 2, 2019

Sun breaks through the clouds to brighten the vicinity of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on January 2, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

Temperatures are forecast to start dropping on Thursday in Anchorage to the lowest they’ve been in two years, reaching 5 degrees below zero by early Saturday.

The sudden cold follows an unusually warm New Year’s weekend that saw some of the highest temperatures in an already warm winter. Temperatures reached a peak high of 44 degrees on New Year’s Eve.

The drop will put temperatures at the lowest they’ve been since January 2017, according to data from the National Weather Service.

Forecasters expect high temperatures will remain in the teens into next week.