Fairbanks Feels Record Heat

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Fairbanks set a new high temperature record yesterday.  National Weather Service meteorologist Mathew Kidwell says the 91 degree reading was more than just a new high for the date.

The heat wave, which is affecting the west coast all the way to Alaska, is the result of a high pressure ridge that’s funneling in warm air. Kidwell says conditions are forecast to moderate over the next day.

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