Alaskan Heat Wave

Temperatures in Anchorage soaring into the 80s and 90s this week.
1:31 | 06/19/13

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on. Record breaking heat in an unlikely corner of america today. Take a look. Just another day at the beach in anchorage. That's right, alaska's TEMPERATURE SOARING INTO THE 80s AND 90s. Neal karlinsky checked it out. Reporter: They're calling it "baked alaska" and while it is a treat it's no dessert. The great alaska heat wave of 2013 continues. Reporter: That's right heat wave the two words people in alaska usually hear about other places. It's very warm yes. Reporter: The land of polar bears, sled dogs and frozen tundra knows it's cold as we've seen first Reporter: But, this week's record heat has left them caught off guard and headed to the beach. Hardware stores are running low on fans. Our shelves are attempty and normally we would have a full summer supply. Reporter: Health officials took the step of warning residents to use sun screen, several cities which recorded record low temperatures a month ago are shattering heat records including 96 degrees. In fact, forecasters are predicting a warmer day today in fairbanks than honolulu. None of us moved to alaska to be this hot. Reporter: The satellite view shows an unusually cloudless sky above and there's plenty of time to enjoy it. It stays light out 19 hours a day this time of year. Neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. Still ahead on "world news,"

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