Precipitation records for February and first quarter of year fall in Juneau

    National Weather Service - Juneau Forecast office.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - February in Juneau was wet and warm.

    Edward Liske, a lead meteorologist at the Juneau Forecast Office, said precipitation in February was of record proportions.

    "We got 10.53 inches of liquid precipitation for the month which blew the old record out of the water.  The  old record was 8.48 set back in 1964."

    The precipitation record for the first quarter of the year was surpassed even before the end of February, he said.  As of midnight, Thursday 22.90 inches has been recorded.  The previous record for the first three months of the year was 22.30 which was set in 1992.

    Liske said snowfall was a bit above average at 21.9 inches.  Normal is 16.7 inches.  The record for February is 86.3 inches set back in 1965.

    And as the forecaster mentioned it was also warm.   "For the average maximum, average minimum, and even the average temperature for the month, we will a good two to four degrees above normal."

    The average maximum was 38.7.  The average minimum was 30 degrees and the average came in at 34.3.




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