Juneau sees record-high temperature

A storm that swept through the northern portion of the Alaska Panhandle on Tuesday brought record-high temperatures to the capital city alongside record-wet weather. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service at Juneau International Airport, Juneau’s Tuesday high temperature was 45 degrees. That figure was two degrees above the old record for the date, set in 2011.

The record-high temperatures continued Wednesday, with a mark of 47 degrees recorded at the airport about 6 a.m. That’s one degree above the record set in 1961.

The capital city’s final rainfall total Tuesday was 0.87 inches, breaking the old record of 0.66 inches, set in 2009. Through 3 p.m. Wednesday, another 0.19 inches had been recorded at the airport.

Juneau remains on pace to have its least-snowiest January on record. No measurable snow has fallen at the airport this month. The current least-snowiest January had 2.4 inches of snow. In a normal January, Juneau sees almost two feet of snow.

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