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    Posted June 30, 2013 by
    RobertE
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    Alaska
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    Unusually Warm Weather Hits Coastal Alaska Village

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     RobertE says was at Point Carew on Monti Bay, just adjacent from the village of Yakutat, Alaska. He says over the weekend on June 24, temperatures reached closed to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. 'The sand was hot enough to burn barefeet,' he said. He photographed children water towards the water to go surfing. This area is known for its icy waves. 'Folks are generally enjoying being outdoors dressed like it is California and having good tans for once,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    With temperatures hitting 81 degrees recently, Yakutat Alaska is experiencing a very warm summer. In fact, this is the third warmest temperature ever recorded for this location where the average June extreme temperature is 64 degrees. Sunscreen is sold-out for the first time at local stores, and insect repellent is in short supply also as bugs are thick when the breeze calms. Local surfers are bummed because the Gulf of Alaska has been more like a calm lake than a tempestuous ocean.

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