Alaska top temp is 100 degrees, set in 1915

Jun 27, 2013 -- 8:30am
- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - If you think this summer's heat wave is hot, just be glad you weren't around in 1915. The highest temperature ever recorded in Alaska came on June 27, 1915, in Fort Yukon when it topped out at 100 degrees. The National Weather Service has records dating back to 1904. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the highest reliable temperature in Alaska's second-largest city was 96 degrees on June 15, 1969, according to the weather service. There is a recording of 99 degrees in Fairbanks on July 28, 1919, but weather officials doubt the accuracy of that reading since there were no other temperatures from nearby cities that were that high. In this year's heat wave, the highest temperature recorded has been 96 degrees in Talkeetna on June 17.

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