Dry conditions pose challenge for borough


Charts courtesy of the National Weather Service

The chart on the left displays accumulated precipitation in Petersburg from June 21 through July 12 while the chart on the right displays accumulated precipitation in Petersburg since the start of 2022.

Petersburg has been hit with below average rainfall this summer according to data collected by the National Weather Service.

From June 21 to July 6 Petersburg had just 0.42 inches of precipitation and though that has picked up this past week, the borough is still dealing with the challenges caused by the dry weather.

According to Edward Liske, a meteorologist with the NWS in Juneau, the dry conditions have been observed across Southeast and are the product of a high pressure ridge.

"Well the main one is that we've been seeing a lot of ridging that's developed over the panhandle and the Gulf...

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