ANCHORAGE — Anyone visiting Alaska this week would be wise to pack plenty of shorts and T-shirts.
The far-north state is sweltering under unusually hot, dry weather that has broken records and intensified conditions fueling two large wildfires.
The tinderbox setting got an early start during a warm winter with comparably little snow. Here’s a brief primer on this summer’s baked Alaska:
HOW HOT IS IT?
Summers can get warm even in Alaska, but this week’s temperatures have set records.