This moose cools off with a sprinkler in Alaska’s heatwave
Easily a-moosed! Moose finds the perfect way to cool off during Alaska’s record breaking heatwave under a front yard sprinkler
- A moose in Anchorage, Alaska looks completely relaxed as he doused himself in sprinkler water to beat the summer heat
- The viral video posted by ViralHog on July 10 shows the animal is relaxing on someone’s yard, patiently waiting for the sprinkler to spray him off
- The video’s description says the moose was ‘chilling under sprinkler after sprinkler hopping from yard to yard’
- Alaska is experiencing record breaking highs, with heat reaching a scorching 90 degrees in Anchorage
This clever moose in Anchorage, Alaska found an interesting way to cool off this weekend from the surprisingly scalding Alaska summer.
In a video captured on July 7 and shared by ViralHog on July 10, the large beast is lazily slumped on someone’s yard directly next to an oscillating sprinkler.
The video’s description said: ‘This moose was just chilling under sprinkler after sprinkler hopping from yard to yard before finally settling down for a good soak.’
The clip showed a relaxed moose sitting just inches from the sprinkler and occasionally taking a drink.
No one can blame the big guy for finding a way to cool down however he could, as Alaska’s going through a heatwave that transformed the normally chilly state into a hotbed.
This clever moose in Anchorage, Alaska found an interesting way to cool off this weekend from the surprisingly scalding Alaska summer
Temperatures at this time in Anchorage normally stay in the mid 60’s, but this year Anchorage saw a shocking high of 90 degrees on Thursday. The following weekend saw Alaska’s largest city hit a six day streak of temperatures reaching 80 degrees or above.
AccuWeather meteorologist Brandon Buckingham found that Anchorage set 7 out of 10 new daily record high temperatures from June 28th to July 7th.
A tweet from Alaska climatologist Brian Brettscheider showed just how unusual the heatwave was.
The 25 stations in the Alaska Statewide Index were, on average, 2.46 standard deviations above the 1981-2010 normals.
The NOAA NCEI Climate found this June to be the second hottest June to date, with cities reaching their highest temperatures.
In a video captured on July 7 and shared by ViralHog on July 10, the large beast is lazily slumped on someone’s yard directly next to an oscillating sprinkler
In even more concerning news, the dry conditions and treacherous heat has caused wildfires to pop up in Alaska. Central and southern Alaska have been hit the hardest, with The Weather Channel noting that there are over 30 large fires.
On July 2, a brush fire erupted in East Anchorage prompting brief evacuations. The wildfires have caused residents to endure poor air quality and residual smoke.
Luckily, Buckingham reports that, ‘this dome of high pressure will slowly weaken and track westward away from the state during the middle to later part of this week.’
He also says oncoming rainfall is going to keep things much cooler.
‘Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread during the middle to later part of this week, not only helping to keep temperatures down and also aid firefighters in battling the wildfires across the state.”
Hopefully with Alaska’s heatwave slowly waning, everyone (and the moose) will soon be able to cool off.
A six day heat streak of temperatures reaching at 80 degrees or above is virtually unheard of in the chilly state
Wildfires and dry conditions will soon begin to dwindle as rainfall begins to become more prevalent in the area
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