Atmospheric river delivers record rainfall on Sept. 21

 

September 28, 2023

Judy Forgey

Falls Creek surging over the bulkhead at the fish ladder on Friday.

If you thought it seemed awfully rainy last Thursday, you'd be right. An atmospheric river saturated Petersburg last week with heavy rain and windy conditions.

A record breaking 4.47 inches of rain fell on Petersburg on Thursday, Sept. 21, which resulted in landslides in remote areas, reservoir spillover at Crystal Lake, and some hazards across all three harbors.

A flood advisory was put into effect for Falls Creek Thursday morning due to excessive rainfall. Mariners were advised to check the conditions of their vessels as ongoing intense rain could have potentially swamped boats.

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