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City plows ahead with more snow expected tonight
City plows ahead with more snow expected tonight
2019 will be Alaska’s warmest year on record, and it looks like that’s going to continue
2019 will be Alaska’s warmest year on record, and it looks like that’s going to continue
A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Precipitation levels gain ground on long-lasting drought

Southeast Alaska is improving, but Juneau is still dryer than usual

A hydro generator from 1950’s is still in use at the Gold Creek Power Plant in this file photo from 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Here’s the Halloween weather forecast

Here’s the Halloween weather forecast

Juneau hasn’t had dry holiday since 2005.

Here’s the Halloween weather forecast
Paul Neal walks his dog, Taku, along the downtown waterfront during the first snow of 2018 on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Snow could possibly fall this week, but a meteorologist said it doesn’t seem likely. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Paul Neal walks his dog, Taku, along the downtown waterfront during the first snow of 2018 on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Snow could possibly fall this week, but a meteorologist said it doesn’t seem likely. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
How dry is our rainforest? Southeast’s rare drought could threaten plants, animals, your power bill
How dry is our rainforest? Southeast’s rare drought could threaten plants, animals, your power bill
Rain, sleet, hail, graupel: It’s been a weird weather week for Juneau
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Rain, sleet, hail, graupel: It’s been a weird weather week for Juneau
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Record-setting heat: Dry, hot weather bring consequences to Southeast
Record-setting heat: Dry, hot weather bring consequences to Southeast
Juneau could have sixth straight year of below average snowfall

Juneau could have sixth straight year of below average snowfall

More snow is coming, but this season still isn’t normal.

Juneau could have sixth straight year of below average snowfall
More than a foot of snow could be coming to Juneau
More than a foot of snow could be coming to Juneau
Cold snap coming

Cold snap coming

At least we’re not Chicago.

Cold snap coming
It’s time for snow
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It’s time for snow

Snow falls in downtown Juneau on Jan. 10, 2019. Read more about the winter storm here. Video by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire… Continue reading

It’s time for snow
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Winter storm warning issued for Juneau
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Winter storm warning issued for Juneau
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Fresh rainwater sits on top of the ice at Auke Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The National Weather Service calls for decreasing clouds and a high of 35 for Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Fresh rainwater sits on top of the ice at Auke Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The National Weather Service calls for decreasing clouds and a high of 35 for Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Nordic Ski Club volunteer Doug Sturm sets a cross-country ski track as his dog Jamie follows along on Montana Creek Road on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Nordic Ski Club volunteer Doug Sturm sets a cross-country ski track as his dog Jamie follows along on Montana Creek Road on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Bust of Dr. Jose P. Rizal at Manila Square sports shutter shades and a fresh coat of snow in downtown Juneau on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Bust of Dr. Jose P. Rizal at Manila Square sports shutter shades and a fresh coat of snow in downtown Juneau on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

October dampens drought but doesn’t solve it in Southeast Alaska rainforest

For parched Southeast, October’s rainfall brought some needed relief.

In this October 2015 file photo, Maple leaves fall on Seward Street as a pedestrian ducks Friday’s rain in front of City Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Trace snowfall hits Juneau, more expected Thursday evening
Trace snowfall hits Juneau, more expected Thursday evening
Frost-free Halloween forecast this year

Frost-free Halloween forecast this year

There’s no snow on the pumpkin, and there might not be any frost, either. Juneau’s abnormally warm October set a record Sunday as temperatures reached… Continue reading

Frost-free Halloween forecast this year