Cold Winter and Summer Have Some Ready to Leave Alaska

After record-breaking winter, cool summer is a bummer

ktva.com | Jul 16, 2012

By Janessa Webb

ANCHORAGE – After a record-breaking winter, we are now headed for one of the coldest months of July on record.

And it has some Alaskans thinking it may be time to leave the great land.

By Alaska summer standards, it’s been a pretty cool and gloomy start to the beginning of July.

The temps may be setting records, but it’s not the first summer that’s been less than sunny – and some people say they’ve had enough.

But while Alaskans are donning sweaters in July, people in the Lower 48 are sweltering in the heat.

Anchorage has averaged 53 degrees for the beginning of July, when the normal temperature is closer to 65 – but the National Weather Service says that may soon change.

In fact there is every reason to be optimistic.

If those temperatures do come, you may want to get out and enjoy them now, because August is traditionally our rainy month, and there’s a good chance it could be a wet one.

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