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Wet winter ahead for Petersburg


November 21, 2019

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The creek flowing under the troll bridge at Sandy Beach roars as the heavy rainfalls continues throughout this week.

The heavy rainfall this month has been pushing precipitation levels closer to the normal 109.23 inches of rain that normally falls in Petersburg each year, according to Wes Adkins, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The total amount of rainfall this year in Petersburg is at 82.30 inches, as of Nov. 15. Over the weekend, precipitation levels surpassed the normal 12.22 inches for the month of November. The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a tilt towards higher than normal precipitation in Petersburg from December through February, but that may change, said Adkins....

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