Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Ben Muir 

Meteorologists say more dry days likely to come


April 12, 2018

March in Petersburg was the fourth

driest on record, and meteorologists are predicting the summer could be more of the same.

There were 2.74 inches of rainfall in March, including snow water, which is 78 percent less than what is normal in Petersburg and enough for a moderate drought to be in effect along the Southeast panhandle. The snow levels were at 7.1 inches, while 16.9 is normal, according to Sharon Sullivan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau.

Snowpack, in the meantime, has been on a gradual decline, with levels this winter at 51 percent of what’s norma...

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