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Posted on 05/16/2013 1:07:52 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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It’s OK, we have some rolling seas,, not too bad.. he’ll give us a good ride tonight I bet.. au revoir.. uhh Ciao..
A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven or a tropical paradise.
With temperatures topping 80 degrees in Anchorage, and higher in other parts of the state, people have been sweltering in a place where few homes have air conditioning.
They’re sunbathing and swimming at local lakes, hosing down their dogs and cleaning out supplies of fans in at least one local hardware store. Mid-June normally brings high temperatures in the 60s in Anchorage, and just a month ago, it was still snowing.
The weather feels like anywhere but Alaska to 18-year-old Jordan Rollison, who was sunbathing with three friends and several hundred others lolling at the beach of Anchorage’s Goose Lake.
“I love it, I love it,” Rollison said. “I’ve never seen a summer like this, ever.”
State health officials even took the unusual step of posting a Facebook message reminding people to slather on the sunscreen.
Some people aren’t so thrilled, complaining that it’s just too hot.
“It’s almost unbearable to me,” said Lorraine Roehl, who has lived in Anchorage for two years after moving here from the community of Sand Point in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. “I don’t like being hot. I’m used to cool ocean breeze.”
That’ll get the old glaciers calving,, we seen a few chunks drop,, not much wildlife tho,, probably on vacation.. looks like Panama canal next trip ,, no ice there
Well in a high balll glass maybe?
beats dangerous catch weather.. wow, heat wave.. we just missed it.. it twarn’ t bad..
nothing like a topside view on the 17th deck ;-]..
nice and balmy .. a little breeeze .. hit the locks and check out the new locks in progress.. .. and then head home via Mejico.. talk about a Survivor:Cruising 2014 tv episode or what?