I’m so sorry I haven’t been around for the past couple of weeks, but after what seemed like a never-ending Winter, we are now having fantastic Spring weather. The temperatures have been in the low to mid 70′s for the past couple of weeks, and it’s looking like next week is shaping up to be more of the same, with temperatures climbing even higher – possibly into the 80′s. The following Special Weather Statement was released a few hours ago by the National Weather Service:
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
830 AM AKDT FRI JUN 14 2013
…SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK…
AN UNUSUALLY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM HAS BEGUN TO INTENSIFY OVER MAINLAND ALASKA. ALONG WITH AMPLE SUNSHINE THIS WEATHER PATTERN WILL USHER IN SOME OF THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES SEEN IN RECENT YEARS. THIS INCLUDES LOCATIONS FROM THE KENAI PENINSULA TO ANCHORAGE AND ALL POINTS NORTHWARD. DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH INTO THE 80S AT MANY LOCATIONS. THESE TEMPERATURES ARE UNUSUAL IN SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA. INDIVIDUALS PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY…NOT ONLY FOR THE HEAT BUT FOR POTENTIAL RISES IN RIVER AND STREAM LEVELS DUE TO INCREASED SNOW MELT AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
HERE ARE THE CURRENT ANCHORAGE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. IT IS POSSIBLE SOME OF THESE RECORDS MAY FALL IN THE NEXT WEEK.
JUNE 15…..82 IN 1969
JUNE 16…..79 IN 1936
JUNE 17…..84 IN 1948
JUNE 18…..80 IN 1926
JUNE 19…..77 IN 1961
Needless to say, I haven’t been doing any baking because it’s been so warm. For the most part, I’ve just been spending a lot of time outside, soaking up as much sunshine and vitamin D as possible before this beautiful weather disappears. As soon as that happens, I’ll be back to baking and posting more often.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!