Weather patterns not severe in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) When it comes to weather Juneau was 'Average Joe' in 2017.

    The national weather service annual report found 2017 was an average year for precipitation while temperatures were barely above average.  This is a big difference from other parts of Alaska. 

    Meteorologist Rick Thoman with the NWS Juneau Office said 2017 was the third hottest on record globally and that parts of northern and western Alaska had much warmer than average temperatures.

    In Southeast Alaska, Thoman said 2017 amounted to status quo for the region, "It was pretty  near normal temperatures, maybe a little bit on the warm side, but nothing like northern and western Alaska."

    Thoman did predict that February will be colder and drier in southeast Alaska.




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