Today was the coldest March morning in Anchorage since 1999
Notice an extra chill in the air this morning?
Southcentral Alaska experienced one of the coldest March mornings in nearly two decades. The temperature at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport dipped to 8 degrees below zero just before 8 a.m. Although that’s nowhere near the daily record of 24 degrees below zero, set in 1971, it is the coldest March temperature observed at the airport since 1999, when the temperature also dipped to 8 degrees below zero. Other parts of the Anchorage bowl were even colder, with the temperature on JBER dropping to 15 degrees below zero and Merrill Field dropping to 13 degrees below zero.
The Kenai Municipal Airport was the coldest location in Southcentral. The temperature there dropped to 22 degrees below zero, which is the coldest March temperature since 1995. Cordova dropped below zero, which hasn’t happened during the month of March since 2011. Sunshine and below normal temperatures will continue in Southcentral Alaska for the next week to week and a half, with no snow expected.