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Think it's Hot Here? Fairbanks Swelters...at 80

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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.

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