Frigid temps expected to last through mid-week in Southcentral Alaska
After a frigid weekend, Southcentral Alaska woke up to continued cold temperatures Monday morning.
Most areas in the Anchorage bowl dropped below 0 degrees for several hours Sunday night into Monday morning. Ted Stevens International Airport recorded a temperature of -3 degrees just before 9 a.m. Monday, while Anchorage residents reported temperatures as low as -10 degrees on KTVA’s Facebook page.
Many other areas in Southcentral were even colder, from the Mat-Su down to the Kenai Peninsula. Monday’s high temperatures in Anchorage are expected to climb to around 10 degrees. These temperatures aren’t record-breaking, but they are well below normal. Highs this time of year are typically in the upper 20s, with lows in the teens.
The record low temperature for November 16 is -19 degrees, set in 1956. The record high temperature for this date is 48 degrees, set in 1944.
A reinforcing shot of cold Arctic air is expected to arrive in Southcentral today, which will help keep temperatures low through Tuesday and Wednesday.
Strong winds will accompany the cold air for coastal areas along the Gulf of Alaska, which will make temperatures feel even colder.
Temperatures will begin to warm across the entire Southcentral area by Wednesday night, as a chance for snow returns to the forecast.
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