Multiple Heat Records broken in Alaska

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    Multiple Alaskan locations  reached and broke all-time temperature records in the past week as a high pressure ridge has continued to persist over much of the state.

    Multiple Alaskan locations reached and broke all-time temperature records in the past week as a high pressure ridge has continued to persist over much of the state.

    One of those record-high temperatures was recorded in Anchorage, which saw a record temperature of over 32 degrees Celsius on Independence Day.

    National Weather Service Meteorologist in Charge Sam Albanese says it hasn't just been in Anchorage where warm weather is being seen.

    "Well, (this weather) is being seen across much of south-central and the eastern interior part of Alaska. A lot of those warm temperatures were even seen in southwestern Alaska and the Bristle Bay area by King Salmon. It hasn't just been the Anchorage area."

    A temperature record of 32 degrees Celsius was smashed in the King Salmon area of western Alaska on Independence Day, with the Kenai Peninsula reaching a similar temperature record on that day. 

    Albanese says smoke advisories and even a flood warning have recently been issued during the long heat stretch.

    "We've had some advisories. It's not because of the warm weather, but because of the smoke in the area and also because of the increased glacial snow melt. We've had rivers getting elevated, including at the Yetna River (130 kilometres from Anchorage)." 

    Temperatures in the Anchorage area are expected to cool down significantly in the coming days. 

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