The storm that just passed through Southeast Alaska set daily rainfall records around the region.
Petersburg was the rainiest spot in Southeast Wednesday, January 21st, with 4.78 inches of rain. That’s the rainiest January 21st on record for Petersburg by far, surpassing the old record set in 1988 by nearly three inches.
Petersburg also set a daily rainfall record the day before, with 2.12 inches, the rainiest January 20th for the community.
Ketchikan had over 10 inches of rain in those two days combined.
The National Weather Service also shows continued warm overnight temperatures. The overnight lows in Petersburg were the warmest on record for both January 20th and 21st at 41 and 43 degrees.