Anchorage residents experiencing chilly July

Associated Press Published: July 23, 2012

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — This July is threatening to be one of the coldest on record for Anchorage.

The National Weather Service says that, as of Sunday, this month ranked as the second coldest July for Alaska's largest city, with an average temperature of 54.6 degrees. That's just shy of the coldest July in 1920, when the average temperature was 54.4 degrees.

Meteorologist Andy Dixon says temperatures this week could get to near 70, perhaps helping to put the record out of reach. However, he says there is some uncertainty. He also says it doesn't look like Anchorage or south-central Alaska will see exceptionally warm or sunny conditions for an extended period.

He says the average temperature for the month will probably stay within a half-degree of the record-breaking July.

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