A searing dome of heat has laid itself out over interior Alaska, pushing temperatures to all-time records in several locations.
The core of heat was lodged over south central Alaska where the mercury spiked into the mid-90s Monday, nearly 30 degrees above average and warmer than anywhere east of the Mississippi in the contiguous U.S.
Even Alaskan coastal areas where stifling (by their standards). Valdez and Cordova both established new all-time record highs, climbing to 90 degrees.
This is essentially ALL anybody in Alaska is talking about these days.
There is a reason that I will never leave Alaska, and that because I am extremely acclimated to the conditions up here and if I go any place where the temperatures reach the high 70's or 80's I am fucking miserable!
I have every fan in the house on, as well as the internal air (We don't have air conditioning), and I am still sweating like Sarah Palin spotting Katie Couric headed her way..
Having the temperature in the 90's in Southcentral Alaska is completely unheard of, and to be honest it has a lot of us wishing that winter would hurry up and return.
Yesterday was the first time in a week that the weather was bearable due to some clouds that rolled in, but the forecast predicts sunny weather for many more days to come.
Now if you will excuse me I have to go wring out my boxer shorts. Again!