Anchorage has been having quite a week or two. We have hit records with our heat – 90 F the other day in Anchorage – and all the rest of the days for the last week and a bit have been pretty hot as well, although not as bad. This is pretty unprecedented for us. The heat is supposed to continue on into the middle of next week, when it should moderate back down to normal summer for us – in the mid 70s.
“Boo hoo!” I hear you saying from pretty much everywhere south of here. But seriously, this is the kind of weather that caused DH and I to move here from Pennsylvania. Also, Anchorage does not really have the capacity to deal with this. Some of the malls and libraries and office buildings and so on have air conditioning, but most homes do not. Most people may have a box fan or similar. You know, for when it rockets up into the 70’s, like it does for a little bit most summers. So we don’t really have much recourse but to lay around and drink ice water and sweat.
And then there’s the smoke. There are several wildfires burning close enough to Anchorage that we have had several days in a row of no visibility at all. It smells like we are standing in a campfire, and we can’t see further than a couple yards away. Some days it is thinner, some days it is thicker, but it is not going away.
It’s been pretty dry for a couple weeks now, which isn’t helping. Hopefully next week it will cool off and rain a bit!
So when I wasn’t busy crabbing about the heat today, I managed to get a bit more done on my crescent shawl – so close to done!
How is your weather? Feel free to crab along with me in the comments! Unless your weather is glorious right now – then feel free to share so we can live vicariously through you 😉