Record rainfall recorded

Sunday was a record-wet day in Juneau, according to measurements taken by the National Weather Service. At Juneau International Airport, the city’s official measuring point, 0.89 inches of rain was recorded, breaking the record for the date. That record was 0.63 inches, set in 1983.

Through 4 p.m. Monday, 2.73 inches of rain has been recorded at the airport this month. That’s almost an inch above normal but well below the pace of soggy 2015, when 4.66 inches of rain was recorded at this point in the month.

Elsewhere in the Juneau area, 1.84 inches of rain was recorded in the Mendenhall Valley on Sunday, including more than an inch and a half in just three hours.

Auke Bay received 0.85 inches of rain between 8 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, while rainfall at Outer Point measured 0.58 inches in the same period.

Unusually, downtown Juneau was among the driest spots in the region. Only 0.62 inches of rain was recorded between Sunday morning and Monday morning.

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