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Parts of southeast Alaska experience drought conditions


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Parts of southeast Alaska are experiencing drought conditions following a winter and spring with lackluster snowfall and rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Ketchikan received 11.2 inches (28.5 centimeters) of precipitation in October and 7.6 inches (19.3 centimeters) in November, less than half the normal amounts expected for the rainiest months of the year, the Juneau Empire reported Wednesday.

“This was the most significant drought in the wet season in Southeast Alaska in 40-plus years,’’ said Aaron Jacobs, a weather service hydrologist.

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