Anchorage breaks all-time December record-high temperature
In the middle of the high winds and heavy rain Monday you may have noticed it was also quite warm! Turns out, Monday's high temperature of 51° is the warmest temperature ever recorded at Ted Stevens International during the month of December.
Records at this location go back to 1953 and before Monday, the highest temperature ever recorded in the month of December was 48°, which happened in 2005, 1999 and 1992.
This marks the second monthly record high temperature set this year after Anchorage reached 90° back in July, breaking both the all-time record high for the month of July and for the entire year.
This is the 31st daily record high temperature set so far this year, including nine record highs set in the spring, 17 this summer, three this fall and now two this winter.
The normal high for Anchorage this time of year is 25°.
The storm that delivered both the wind and the heat along with rain to Southcentral Monday is now moving on to the northeast. Temperatures will not gradually fall for the remainder of the week, with below-freezing temperatures likely starting Wednesday morning.