ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage residents have slept through two sloppy record-setting nights as we start 2011.
According to climate statistics on the National Weather Service's local website, the low on Jan. 2 stayed above freezing at 34 degrees. The temperatures are recorded at the Sand Lake Anchorage Forecast Office, and serve as the "official" readings for the city.
The next night, Jan. 3, the mercury hovered at 33 before starting up again Tuesday.
The effects of the failure to re-freeze all this snow and water overnight are slushy conditions on side streets and parking lots. The meltdown has caused numerous potholes on local roads and highways.