The deep, glittery hoarfrost-coated cold that descended on Anchorage this weekend will stay through the week, meteorologists say.
Highs Monday are not expected to reach above 5 degrees, according to the National Weather Service’s Anchorage forecast office.
Temperatures may pop up into the teens on Tuesday and Wednesday, before dropping back to the single digits on Thursday and Friday.
Late Sunday afternoon, temperatures were sitting at -4 degrees at the National Weather Service’s offices at the airport, said NWS meteorologist Shaun Baines.
On Sunday night, some spots deep in the Eagle River valley will reach -20 below, he said.
Sunday’s temperatures did not reach the lowest temperature recorded on Jan. 6 in Anchorage of -21 at the airport, set in both 1975 and 1997.
The ice fog shrouding parts of the Anchorage bowl stops temperatures from dipping far below zero, said Baines.
Sunday night also promises active aurora activity across a big swath of Alaska, including Anchorage, according to the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute.