The people of Anchorage, Alaska got to spend their 4th of July celebrating in sweltering heat. The city recorded an all time record high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
The city of 300,000 people also had its hottest June ever, according to the National Weather Service. Average temperature for the month was 60.5 degrees, 5.3 degrees above normal. It was the 16th consecutive month with above-average temperatures.
Then there's the smoke. Crews have been battling wildfires across the state, and on Monday authorities issued an air quality advisory for south-central Alaska.
With the hot, dry conditions and limited firefighting resources, the Alaska State Fire Marshal's Office suspended sale and use of fireworks in many areas.