It was the second-wettest June ever with 7.3 inches of rain. There were also 25 days in June in which measurable amounts of rain fell at the Juneau airport.
Thoman says that temperatures have been considerably warmer on average since about 2012.
Several Southeast Alaska communities broke or tied high temperature records over the weekend, and the National Weather Service says that trend could continue through tomorrow.
Calls about a brush fire on the beach started rolling in to Capital City Fire/Rescue at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Kuskokwim River has largely cleared itself of in-place ice, greatly reducing the chances of flooding along the river, according to the National Weather Service.
On Wednesday morning, temperatures in the North Slope hub community of Utqiaġvik reached 20 degrees below zero, a record low for April 29.
The state’s emergency operations center is carefully watching the melting ice on rural rivers to see if it will need to intervene — which could include flying entire villages to hubs like Bethel or Anchorage.
Wind gusts as strong as 90 mph slammed downtown Juneau and Douglas on Monday. Recent overnight temperatures have been in the teens.
The Alaska Department of Transportation closed Thane Road shortly after 10 a.m. after an avalanche crossed the road. The agency has not said when it plans to reopen the road.
The ice road on the frozen Kuskokwim River is longer than most traditional highways in Alaska. It allows for snowmachine and vehicle traffic in a region that otherwise relies on unpredictable airplane travel in the winter.