Record August rains fill reservoirs, keep Tongass green


Downtown Juneau, seen from a boat in Gastineau Channel, was a gloomy sight indeed this August. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

Tired of the August rain? Well, August is over and the first day of September gave us a day to dry out before the heavy rains of the fall begin.

According to the National Weather Service, Juneau got nearly five inches more rain than usual for the month of August. And the daily high temperature was about five degrees below normal. National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Fritsch has the data.

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