Warmest Solstice in 6 years
Happy Summer Solstice! The sun reached its most northern point at 7:54 a.m. in Anchorage Friday, giving us the longest day of the year at 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds. Since the Winter Solstice, Anchorage has gained nearly 14 hours of daylight. Temperatures climbed to the upper 60s Friday making for the warmest solstice since 2013.
We'll see similar temperatures Saturday, although it'll come with a bit more cloud cover and chances for afternoon thunderstorms, especially near the Talkeetna Mountains. If you plan to do any hiking or camping near the mountains in Southcentral, keep your eyes and ears to the sky and if the thunder roars, go indoors.
More sunshine and warmer temperatures are on tap Sunday through all of next week. High temperatures will climb to the low 70s Sunday, then to the mid-70s by the middle part of the week.
Have a great weekend!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey