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
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.