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By Ben Muir 

Cool ocean water doesn't promise cold temperatures


October 12, 2017

The summer months in Petersburg were cool and packed with nearly 30 inches of rain, leading into a winter season that forecasters are hard-pressed to calculate.

Petersburg felt the third rainiest summer on record, placed behind 2014 and 2015, according to the National Weather Service in Juneau. The average temperatures ranked toward the middle, with cooler highs and warmer lows – a perfect recipe for about 28 inches of rainfall from June through August.

As for winter, and predicting its weather, forecasters say it could be warm, cold, snowy or rainy. The only indication provided by the...

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