News Detective: Alaska's Weird Weather

Photo by Annie Feidt

Emily, SNK's intrepid reporter, kayaks near a glacier.

I was expecting to be cold and wet during my trip to Alaska. That's what the weather there is usually like, even in the summer. I packed a down coat, wool hat, two pairs of gloves, rain gear, and long underwear. I should have brought more shorts instead.

My trip to Alaska in August lasted 12 days. For the first 10 days, I was treated to sunshine and record-setting heat. It rained only one day, and that was the day ...

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