Brian: That happened in 1915. Overall, the city of Anchorage has a much milder climate than the extremes found in the state of Alaska. Some of the hottest and coldest temperatures in Alaska occur around the area near Fairbanks.
Every state, including Alaska and Hawaii, have recorded a high temperature of at least 100 degrees, according to NOAA, with many states well above 115 degrees. In 1989, I spent a summer in Alaska, including about a week in the Anchorage area and the Kenai Peninsula. So that’s an interesting bit of trivia, that Alaska and Hawaii share a record for the hottest all time temperature.
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The Anchorage area, including the Kenai Peninsula, is filled with fantastic beauty featuring mountains, valleys, rivers, and inlets offering incredible views. Here in Anchorage, along any part of the coastal areas of Alaska, when the sun is out and it starts to heat up the ground, hot air rises and air has to fill in for that air that’s risen and that comes in from all directions. He says the warmest temperatures are almost always found in the Interior. A huge statistical difference. The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning.
Interestingly, it’s the only 100 degree reading ever in Alaska, it also ties Hawaii for their warmest temperature on record. Weather temperatures have been officially kept in Anchorage, Alaska since 1916. Brian: Well, there are a lot of things that go into it.
This is born out by the differences between the all-time hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in Anchorage, compared to the all-time hottest and coldest temperatures recorded in Alaska. Their hottest temperature is probably something in the upper 90’s.
In decades of weather records, Alaska had never seen a temperature above 90F before May 23. As one might imagine, below zero weather temperatures are pretty common in Anchorage, as the city has had below zero temperatures in seven out of the 12 months of the year (October through April).
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