Nightly News   |  June 19, 2013

Alaska temps hit 96 degrees

A heat wave shattered records in the 49th state as sunbathers broke out their bathing suits to enjoy the unusual spate of warmth. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> well, think about this. hotter today in fairbanks, alaska, than it was in atlanta. temperature readings in alaska this week as high as 96 degrees. sun bathers broke out the bathing suits throughout much of the stage as the heat wave shattered records standing for decades. skin being exposed in the 49th state that hasn't been in the sun like this for a long time.