ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CBS Seattle/AP) — Anchorage has set a record for the most consecutive days with a high temperature of 70 degrees or higher.

The National Weather Service says Alaska’s largest city topped out at 70 degrees at 4 p.m. Tuesday, making it the 14th straight day the thermometer read 70 or higher. The National Weather Service added in a written statement that the temperature hit that level three times in recorded memory, in 1936, 1953, and 2004.

That breaks a record of 13 straight days, set in 2004.

They are on verge of breaking another record this year. The National Weather Service says that so far, there have been 38 days of 70-degree-plus temperatures this summer in Anchorage. The record for that city, which was set in 2004, is 49 days. Currently, this year is in fourth place.

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