February was coldest since ‘94

Juneau has just finished its coldest February since 1994, according to the National Weather Service office here, and climate forecasters say they expect chilly conditions… Continue reading

Coldest January in six years is still above normal

It was only cold because it’s been so warm. According to the National Weather Service, January’s weather here was almost exactly normal for the capital… Continue reading

Tropical heat wave sends temperatures to record levels

For a brief moment Sunday, the southernmost tip of Alaska was warmer than the southernmost tip of Florida. At 2:27 p.m. in Metlakatla, it was… Continue reading

Heavy snow forecast for Friday; will turn to rain this weekend

Juneau will soon have a reminder of what makes a normal winter. On Thursday morning, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for… Continue reading

After the ‘blob’, warm weather persisted — except in Southeast

The “blob” is dead, and in 2017, Alaska’s above-normal temperatures went with it. Not everyone enjoyed the changes that last year brought to Alaska’s weather,… Continue reading

December ‘heat wave’ is warmest in 73 years for Juneau

A heat wave unprecedented in the past 73 years has toppled weather records across Alaska, particularly in Southeast Alaska. On Friday, the National Weather Service… Continue reading

November finishes as 10th snowiest

A cold and snowy November turned warmer and wet as the month concluded, but this year will still rank in the top 10 for flurries… Continue reading

Juneau will have a white(r) Thanksgiving

Juneau won’t have to dream of a white Thanksgiving. It’ll soon be here, just like the ones it used to know. The National Weather Service… Continue reading

Friday’s snowfall was normal, and that’s unusual

Juneau’s first snowfall of the season brought 3.5 inches of heavy, wet flakes to Juneau International Airport on Friday, according to measurements taken by the… Continue reading

Juneau expected to get 3-6 inches of snow today

UPDATE: The National Weather Service’s winter storm warning for Juneau has been downgraded to an advisory, with new snow totals around 3 to 6 inches.… Continue reading

Rain-snow mix expected Monday

Juneau’s first snowfall of the season may come almost right on schedule. National Weather Service forecasters here expect sunny and cool conditions to continue through… Continue reading

Flume Trail closed by landslide

Last week’s rainstorm has passed, but its effects will linger for at least a few weeks. On Monday, Alaska Electric Light and Power said the… Continue reading

Floods close bridge, but no injuries reported

Heavy rain Thursday and Friday caused minor mudslides and triggered flood warnings across Juneau, but as soggy conditions gave way to sunshine, no major damage… Continue reading

Flood warning issued for Jordan Creek

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Jordan Creek area Friday morning. According to the Weather Service stream gauges in the… Continue reading

Weather Service issues flood watch

The remnants of an Asian typhoon will pour up to six inches of rain onto Juneau by the end of Friday and cause some flooding,… Continue reading

Don’t believe your iPhone: Snow unlikely here

Juneau residents awoke Thursday to a rime of frost glazing windshields and roads. On their iPhones, there was a forecast of something else to come:… Continue reading

Juneau sees first 70-degree September day in 7 years

Summer’s last gasp may have come in the first days of September. On Tuesday, the temperature at Juneau International Airport hit 70 degrees. It’s only… Continue reading

After hot start, August cools off with rain

In hindsight, the switch was thrown on Aug. 11. In the first 11 days of August, the high temperature was no lower than 67 degrees.… Continue reading

Southeast Alaska’s weekend heat breaks records

Boats and trailers lined the launch ramps, residents thronged the beaches, plastic ducks bobbed in Twin Lakes, and Juneau basked under the sun on a… Continue reading

July’s weather was a busted summer, but forecasters are optimistic for August

Lead forecaster Rick Fritsch of Juneau’s National Weather Service office said it best. “July of 2017 was in many respects ‘the summer that wasn’t,’” he… Continue reading