Three Puerto Rican students came to study at the University of Alaska Southeast this fall in search of an adventure. But their semester abroad turned into a stressful ordeal after Hurricane Maria left them cut off from their families.
JPSS-1 satellite features instruments that can see through clouds, determine sea surface temperatures, detect rising river levels, and spot small fires before they become big ones. It can also observe the Arctic Ocean and Alaska’s North Slope, something that geostationary weather satellites cannot do.
Residual damage from Friday’s rainstorm continues to affect roads and trails around Juneau.The Calhoun Avenue bridge below Cope Park remained closed Monday afternoon and the Flume Trail is expected to be closed to hikers for up to two weeks.
As the Juneau area dried out over the weekend, residents were able to take stock of the damage from Friday’s record-setting rain. According to the National Weather Service, a total of 3.3 inches of rain fell on downtown Juneau over a 24-hour period Friday.