Record-high temperatures continue as Juneau emerges from non-winter

Juneauites enjoying rare sunny weather over the weekend also saw record-high temperatures according to measurements taken by the National Weather Service at Juneau International Airport.

According to the Weather Service, the thermometer reached 48 degrees on Sunday, breaking the 75-year-old record of 46 degrees, set that date in 1941. On Saturday, Juneau tied the record high of 46 degrees, first set on that date in 2005.

The airport is Juneau’s official measuring site. Downtown, the thermometer was 47 degrees on Saturday (3 degrees shy of the record set in 1938). On Sunday, it was also 47 degrees (5 degrees below the record set in 1905).

Since the winter of 2014-2015, Juneau has seen abnormally high temperatures; 2015 was the warmest year on record in the capital city, and February 2016 was the second-warmest on record.

The warm and sunny conditions were expected to give way to rain showers overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, but above-normal temperatures are expected to continue through at least the end of the week.

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