Petersburg Pilot -

Dec. 1 breaks local rainfall record

 

December 3, 2020

Photo courtesy of Amy Anderson

A waterfall formed over Jerod Cook's mill due to the heavy rainfall earlier this week.

In the 48 hours prior to 11 A.M. on Wednesday, 6.63 inches of rain fell over Petersburg, according to Meteorologist Caleb Cravens with the Juneau Weather Service.

An atmospheric river, powered by moisture from the Pacific Ocean, moved in over Southeast Alaska and dumped rain over the region, said Cravens. In Petersburg, the bulk of that rain fell on Dec. 1. A record breaking 4.38 inches of rain came down on Tuesday, according to Cravens. The previous rainfall record for Dec. 1 was set in 2011 when 2.48 inches of rain fell over the town.

"It's definitely been one for the record books," said...



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