Heavy rains, high winds expected for Juneau

At least 2 inches of rain (2.11 to be exact) fell in downtown Juneau between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)
At least 2.11 inches of rain fell in downtown Juneau between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Update at 5 a.m. Sept. 11: Flood watch and flood advisory have been cancelled.

Original story at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10:

The National Weather Service is warning of heavy rain of 2 to 4 inches and winds to 50 mph for Juneau through Friday. There’s a flood watch for Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Tim Steffen, meteorologist at the Juneau office, says a strong weather front has moved into the area that has remnants of tropical moisture from former typhoons. But it does not include the former tropical storm Ignacio that was earlier headed for the Alaska Panhandle.

“Ignacio moved to the south of Southeast Alaska earlier this week,” Steffen says.

As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Steffen says they recorded an inch of rain that fell in downtown Juneau and south Douglas over the previous 12 hours. About three-quarters of an inch of rain fell at National Weather Service offices on Back Loop Road.

Steffen says they expect Jordan Creek and Montana Creek to become bank full with the recent rain.

Listen to National Weather Service’s Tim Steffen on KTOO’s Morning Edition on Sept. 10:

 

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