As nation marks summer's start, Alaskans think of winter

At 3:59 Friday, in Anchorage, the sun will reach its northernmost point above the celestial equator — the official summer solstice.

Many calendars note the solstice by calling it the first day of summer, but Alaskans know better. Today, Alaska will make a U-turn and head straight toward winter as days start getting shorter.

Which is a shame, seeing how summer so far has been MIA.

We are deep in June and, as of Thursday, the temperature has yet to hit 70 degrees at the National Weather Service's observation point near the Anchorage airport.

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