Colder and dryer than average. That’s Southeast Alaska’s winter climate outlook in a nutshell according to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report. To find out more, Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Tom Ainsworth, who is the Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Juneau.
Cold and dry outlook for SE winter
Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district. more