Anchorage reached 78 degrees Tuesday, which is 13 degrees above normal and the 7th time in the last week and a half we've seen temperatures of 75 degrees and above.

There is no end in sight to this record heatwave, at least in the short term. Temperatures will hold near 80° Wednesday, then to the mid-80s Thursday and Friday with low 80s likely through Monday.

The warmest temperature ever recorded at Ted Stevens is 85° and that was in June of 1969. There is a report of 88° in Eagle River in 2013 and 87° at the Park Strip in 1969.

As this record-setting heat continues and only 0.06" of rain has fallen over the past 33 days, Fire Danger continues to be very high. Officials with the Municipality of Anchorage or urging residents to use extreme caution when it comes to fire danger. 

If you're looking for a way to beat the heat, check out these cool tips!
-Chief Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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