The heavy rain on top of new snow in higher elevations is also raising concerns about potential avalanches. A
Today, and nearly every day at 2:45 p.m., Lord-Wild records Elfin Cove’s temperature and precipitation, and sends them off to the National Weather Service.
Ketchikan residents woke up this weekend to find their homes, cars and roads covered in as many as 20 inches of heavy, wet snow.
About 3 feet of snow was previously expected in Juneau, but the National Weather Service says total snowfall will be between 8 to 13 inches by Friday.
Lightning was reported near Taku Inlet, Berners Bay, Yakutat and along the outer coast of Southeast Alaska on Monday morning.
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.
Wind gusts as strong as 90 mph slammed downtown Juneau and Douglas on Monday. Recent overnight temperatures have been in the teens.
Wind gusts — not of the Taku variety — of up to 79 mph were recorded in downtown Douglas. Sporadic power outages and minor property damage has been reported.
The service is forecasting up to 6 inches of rain by late Tuesday night, causing rapid rises on rivers and streams.
Water levels started rising dramatically on Tuesday on the Taku River located south of Juneau.