FAIRBANKS, Alaska – How
hot is hot? It all depends on where you live. In Alaska, this summer has been a
sizzler. The temperature hit 80 degrees in Fairbanks Thursday for the record
36th time this summer.
Not only is has it been
hotter than normal in Alaska this summer, only 1.44 inches of rain has fallen
in Fairbanks since June 1.
Meteorologist Ed Plumb
at the National Weather Service office in Fairbanks says that's 2.25 inches
below normal and makes this summer the fourth-driest on record.