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 Alaska Mental Health Authority's Trust Land Office is no longer pursuing action toward timber sales on Deer Mountain or land in Petersburg.
- Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has opened new office but not yet announced it.
- Walker said the state government risks spending all of its savings if it denies there’s a problem and hopes for oil prices to rise.
- Newtok had hoped President Obama would declare a major disaster on its behalf before leaving office. A disaster declaration would have unlocked federal relief funding that could be used for relocation.