Weather

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

A car from the Mount Roberts Tramway rises through the mist above downtown Juneau on Monday, July 17, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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

A car from the Mount Roberts Tramway rises through the mist above downtown Juneau on Monday, July 17, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Reilly Hayes, 12, tests out the water of Gold Creek at Cope Park on Friday, June 2, 2017. Hayes’ thoughts in a word, “Cold”! (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau finishes May wetter and warmer than normal

Alaska’s capital city endured a wetter and warmer than normal May, but good weather arrived just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, according to… Continue reading

Reilly Hayes, 12, tests out the water of Gold Creek at Cope Park on Friday, June 2, 2017. Hayes’ thoughts in a word, “Cold”! (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau hits 70 degrees for the first time in 2017

Alaska’s capital city saw a high temperature of 71 degrees Tuesday, hitting the 70-degree mark at Juneau International Airport for the first time in 2017.… Continue reading

A rainbow appears over the Lena Cove area on April 28. (Kerry Howard Photo)

Juneau, Alaska see eighth-warmest April on record

A mix of rain and sun brought about the eighth-warmest April in Juneau’s history. According to figures from the National Weather Service, the measuring station… Continue reading

A rainbow appears over the Lena Cove area on April 28. (Kerry Howard Photo)