The story from earlier this week (KINY Juneau news) is below. Luckily we can have three more dry days this year (the last line of the report).
The most recent update is: “Meanwhile, today ( Wednesday) is the 26th straight day of measurable precipitation. The record is 31 days set in September of 1991.”
I have heard (from reliable Anthropologist type people) that when the local Tlingit first were confronted by Christian missionaries and heard the story of Noah’s arc, the response was generally “only 40 days and nights?!”–sounds great! Sign us up! 🙂
Rain records in danger of falling in Juneau
Juneau is working on a number of rain records.
One is wettest year ever, according to Meteorologist Rick Fritsch, who says as of this morning (Monday) this is the fourth wettest year on record.
Since January 1, Juneau has received 55.85 inches of rain. The forecaster says the normal amount is slightly over 44 and a half inches. So, he says, Juneau is a little less than a foot above normal for the year at this point.
The all time record is 85.15 inches in 1991.
Consecutive days of measurable precipitation at the Juneau Airport, which is considered one-one hundredth of inch or more, is currently at 24 days through this morning. (Monday)
That ranks as fifth all time so far.
Fritsch says of those 24 days, the airport as averaged slightly less than a half inch per day.
The record rainy streak of measurable rain is 31 days set in September of 1991, he says.
Juneau is also currently on track for a record number of days of measurable precipitation in a year. This year so far through this morning is at 206 days.
The record is 277 days set in 1999.
The forecaster says between now and the end of the year, the town can afford to have three dry days and still tie that record.
What does the Juneau forecast look like? Why lovely, of course: