Soak Up The Sun!!
For the last couple of days we have been under the dominance of high pressure, allowing us to see nothing but sunshine. The warm air has really been beneficial to portions of the Southeast where temperatures have hit record highs.
Yesterday Annette Island saw a new record high temperature of 62 degrees, which replaces the previous record of 60 degrees set in 1959. Even portions of the Inner Channels such as Klawock hit a whopping 63 degrees yesterday, surpassing the old daily high of 54 set in 1987.
This high pressure isn't setting any records throughout the Interior or Southcentral, but we are enjoying warmer weather along with something we haven't seen in awhile: an abundance of sunshine. Temperatures through the Fairbanks and Delta Junction area continue to be in the lower to mid 40s allowing snow to melt very quickly. With a late start to spring and a rough winter in general the Interior is soaking up the unprecedented weather.
Even the North Slope is seeing temperatures jumping back into the single digits, along with Barrow hitting 15 hours and 49 minutes of daylight. Little to no moisture will be found across the northern Arctic coast. Cloud coverage along with early morning fog will hit some areas of the North Slope but will deteriorate by afternoon.
In Anchorage we'll continue to be on this stretch of lovely spring weather with temperatures coming real close to the lower 50s. We'll enjoy sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 40s until Sunday. Moisture moving in from the southwest will head our way as we start off next week, maybe making it time to get out the umbrella. However it's never to good to think too far ahead, so right now enjoy the great Alaskan sun.
Have a great day AK!