Cold Christmas morning in Interior Alaska

FAIRBANKS — If you live in Interior Alaska, it’s a perfect time to wear that new Christmas sweater.

The skies cleared and the temperature dropped to minus 40 on Wednesday morning. And it’s not got to warm much in the coming days.

According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday highs in the Fairbanks area should only reach 25 to 35 below zero. Lows in the evening will be 35 to 45 below zero.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the cold snap will break Saturday, when highs increase to 5 to 15 below zero, with a chance of snow.

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