Warm weather blanketing Alaska for days now has shattered records, turned plants green and changed the way some people live.
The temperature hit 62 degrees at Port Alsworth, on Lake Clark, on Monday, tying the highest January temperature ever recorded in the state, the National Weather Service reported.
Nome peaked at 51 degrees, topping the city's warmest January with a temperature typical of early June, forecasters said.
In Anchorage, snow continued melting Tuesday in the latest of 15 consecutive days with temperatures at 32 degrees or above. As of Monday, it was the city's fourth warmest January ever recorded.
|ERIK HILL — Anchorage Daily News|
We're slowly cooling off again; the weatherman said that we'll lose "one to three degrees each day" over the next several. But even then we'll be 10 degrees warmer than normal, and there's no snow in the forecast.