The city of Anchorage, Alaska, canceled its fireworks this week on July 4th due to an extreme heatwave.
The Anchorage fire department has imposed a fire ban, stating that the use of fireworks could result in a fine.  "Only a reminder in accordance with MOA Code 14.70.180. It is inadmissible to knowingly sell, possess or use explosive fireworks or stink bombs on which fuses are attached or which can be detonated by matches or percussion instruments, without the permission of that district official, with the granting of permits for such activities "the department said in a statement. "Violations of this section will be sanctioned by a $ 300 civil penalty."
Anchorage, Alaska's largest city of population, is expected to exceed an 85-degree temperature record, according to the National Weather Service.
See warmer temperatures in the east of the city. While it is possible that the 85-degree record @ANCairport will be bound or even broken in the next 48 hours, the temperatures on the eastern side of the city are expected to exceed 85 degrees. We'll keep you up to date! #AKwx (3/3)
̵1; NWS Anchorage (@NWSAnchorage) July 3, 2019
"The continuing heatwave in Southern Alaska is likely to intensify significantly next week. The strength of the high-pressure ridge in the middle of the atmosphere can exceed the records of all time for much of the state. Surface temperatures could also set records in southern areas, "tweeted climate researcher Daniel Swain of the University of California, Los Angeles this week.
Southern Alaska's ongoing #heatwave is likely to strengthen significantly in the coming week. The strength of the high-pressure ridge in the middle of the atmosphere can exceed the records of all time for much of the state. The surface temperatures can also reach records in southern areas. #AKwx pic.twitter.com/BnTSqYuliR
– Daniel Swain (@Weather_West) July 2, 2019