Wes Adkins of the National Weather Service office in Juneau said the average temperature of 61.2 degrees during July was the highest ever recorded for Juneau.
It beat out the normal average July temperature of 56.9 degrees by over 4 degrees.
The average high temperature for July 2018 was 70.7 degrees.
It was only the third time ever that an average high temperature of over 70 degrees during the month of July was recorded at the Juneau airport, Adkins said.
The other two instances occurred in 1951 and 2009.
Not only were individual daytime high temperature records set during July, so were new records for warm overnight low temperatures.
The average low temperature was 51.7 degrees.
“Most of our (warmest overnight) temperatures here in Juneau were in the 50s,” Adkins said. “Although, Ketchikan did report some in the upper 60s this month, which was quite a change for Alaska.”
It was also the 13th driest July on record with 2.82 inches of rain for Juneau compared to the normal July rainfall of 4.60 inches.
It was the driest July since 2009.
- Winter storms and blustery weather buffeting the Bering Sea this month have reduced sea ice coverage by almost 25% since late January. Sea ice in the Bering Sea is typically solid and stable this time of year, but scientists and communities are observing large areas of open water, and where there is ice, much of it is shifting.
- Anchorage resident Katie Van says she was charged undue sales taxes on clothing she bought from outside of Alaska. But LuLaRoe says they fixed their sales tax automation software and already made refunds.
- The newly-formed House majority is working out who will fill its committee seats. Meanwhile, the majority coalition is still trying to add more Republican members who are currently in the minority.
- Typically, the governor is required to release a budget by mid-December, and the Legislative Finance Division has about a month to get through it before lawmakers come into session. But that didn’t happen this year.