Weather services report January 2022 wettest on record for Juneau
(Photo credit: NWS Juneau.)
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Compared to climate normals from 1991 to 2020, Juneau saw record rainfall in January.
Meteorologist Kayla Tinker at the Juneau forecast office with this note. She said the total rainfall for the month of January was 12.29 inches above the normal value of 6.02, a new all-time high at the Juneau airport.
In other southeast communities, Ketchikan recorded 21.32 inches of precipitation, above the normal of 16.17
Sitka saw 12.58, par is 8.22.
Petersburg clocked 17.3, against his par of 11.39
Skagway was an inch above par at 2.18
and Haines was below par at 4.62 in January from 4.86
“Northern Lynn was still close to normal, mainly because they saw more snow than rain. We started the month with some of that heavy snow where the roofs started to get a little heavy, and we We had this strong atmospheric river and some daily records were broken for precipitation on the 21st and 22nd with a lot of snowmelt, and so that’s where a lot of those higher precipitation numbers are coming from,” Tinker said .
Back in Juneau, a rainfall record was broken on Saturday, with Juneau Airport recording 1.62 inches of precipitation, beating the daily record of 1.02 inches set in 1954.
We asked him what the weather was like during the week.
“An atmospheric river will move over the Gulf of Alaska and into the Panhandle Tuesday through Thursday. This will bring an extended period of moderate to heavy rainfall. The precise timing and location of the heaviest amount is yet to be determined. vague, but it’s most likely going to be a significant event.”