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By Ben Muir 

Local rain: 2006, 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2017 are in top 10 wettest summers


August 31, 2017

The rain in Petersburg came in consistent droves this summer, and temperatures were cooler than normal, leaving climatologists fixed on explaining sporadic weather patterns in the past and surely in the future.

Petersburg experienced its seventh wettest summer since reports began at the National Weather Service in 1924 — yet there are two days left, said Rick Fritsch, the climate program leader with the department in Juneau.

“You had an extraordinarily wet summer,” Fritsch said. “It’d be better if I reported how many days you didn’t have rain.”

With 24.78 inches accumulated,...

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