Juneau was not the only Southeast location to report thunder and lightning strikes on Monday afternoon. Kimberly Vaughan of the National Weather Service office in Juneau said they detected thunderstorm activity and lightning strikes as early as 2:30 p.m. on Monday. She also explained how thunderstorms occur in the Panhandle.
Monday’s story: Heat wave sets record temperatures, causes thunderstorm
- Juneau police reported five people injured in a four-vehicle accident on Egan Drive at Fred Meyer.
- A state economist said the oil and gas industry is shrinking fast, but it could bottom out soon.
- Tlingit battle helmets were designed to inspire fear. The thick, wooden head armor carried imagery of strong warriors, fierce animals or revered ancestors.
- After loss of tax credit payments from the state and construction delays, a Cook Inlet oil company asks for help.