On Sunday, Juneau hit 80 degrees for the first time this year. On Monday, it was 83 degrees.
Major flooding is underway after a glacial dam release dumped even more water into an already swollen river.
Decades of studies have pointed to the very real possibility of a big, destructive slide in this Juneau neighborhood’s future. But a mix of personal choices and policy decisions keeps people in at-risk areas.
By looking for clues in the tree rings, these researchers are trying to reconstruct the frequency of avalanches all around the region.
In the spring of 2008, a huge set of avalanches wiped out towers for a power transmission line, severing Juneau’s connection to its main source of hydroelectricity.
A group of researchers and emergency management experts hiked into the area to assess the risk Thursday morning.
Meteorologists kept a close eye on local waterways over the weekend as lakes and creeks swelled with water.
Peak eclipse — when the moon is most entirely covered — will start around 3:11 a.m. and end at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday.
The governor’s disaster declaration opens up resources to Buckland, a village in Northwest Alaska.
An ice jam caused by warming spring temperatures near the village of Buckland has left most of the town underwater and cut off access to the airport road.