Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Rainfall in Juneau set a record for the date Friday and nearly set an all-time record for any day since records have been kept.
That update coming from Meteorologist Kimberly Vaughn in the Juneau Forecast Office. She said the official measurement at the airport was 3.48 inches. That broke the previous record of 1.98 inches set in 2015. More importantly, Friday was the third wettest day on record for Juneau. The wettest day ever was 4.93 inches which occurred on December 1 of 2020. The second wettest day came on October 10 of 1946 with 4.62 inches.
The wastewater treatment plant at the Rock Dump downtown collected 5.89 inches over a 48 hour period between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Saturday.
She says we have seen the worst of the atmospheric river which started up Thursday night. The good news, she says is precipitation rates have slowed a bit and they should continue to decrease especially Saturday afternoon after three o'clock.
The event may bring close to six inches of rain before it's over.
A flood watch remains in effect for Juneau through this evening. "We did do some driving around and there is definitely water on the roadways and ponding. The rain and melt just have no place to go with the snow berms and drainages filled with all that snow and ice."