Alaska bakes; western Nunavut to feel the heat
Temps up into the 30s are breaking records around Alaska
Alaska is feeling the heat, with its record-breaking heat wave making the news in Alaska and across the United States.
Alaska temperatures broke long-standing records on June 18, the Alaska Dispatch reports, including Anchorage, which recorded a balmy 27 C. at the National Weather Service office at 4 p.m.
Seward also broke its record high for the day, with a high of 21 C, with Kodiak at 26 C breaking old record of 25.5 C set in 1958, and McGrath at 34 C topping an old record of 32 C set in 1969.
Kotzebue at 13 C also set a new high for its June 18 low temperature.
Four places in Alaska also broke records on June 17.
And now the heat is predicted to head from Alaska into western Nunavut.
In Cambridge Bay, where normal temperatures range from a low of 1 C to 8 C, the Environment Canada forecasts into the weekend show sun and highs of 13 C to 19 C, with lows from 6 C to 8 C.
Kugluktuk, where temperatures usually range from 3 C to 11 C, will see lows of 8 C to 13 C and highs up to 22 C under sunny skies.