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2018 was second driest year locally


February 14, 2019

Data courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Last year was the second driest year on record in Petersburg at almost three feet below average, according to Tom Ainsworth, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service forecast office in Juneau.

The average amount of rainfall in Petersburg is 109.23 inches. In 2018, there was a total of 76.03 inches of rainfall, making it the second driest year on record. The driest year for Petersburg was in 1951 with 71.31 inches of rain, according to Ainsworth.

November saw the most amount of precipitation at 12.18 inches, while July was the driest month last year with 2.54 inches of rain. A...

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