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
- French President François Hollande was at the White House trying broaden an international coalition to fight the Islamic State.
- Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, near Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the mine won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant.
- On the sidewalks, at the stores, at the bars, people have been talking about a loud sound they heard around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Most have never heard anything like it before.
- A pilot program called Alaska Innovative Medicine in Anchorage is rounding out its first year trying to improve that journey for patients while also spending less on health care.