This fall’s warm, wet weather continues to set daily records in Petersburg and elsewhere in Southeast.
Petersburg set a new daily record for rainfall October 21st with just over two inches of rain Wednesday. The monthly total so far is over 15 and a half inches, still a ways to go from the monthly record of 26 point 8 inches set back in October of 1961.
The area has also seen unusually high temperatures. A new daily record was set in Petersburg on Friday, October 16th with a high of 67 degrees, beating the old warm temperature mark for that day set back in 1941. Other daily records were seen in Klawock, Kake and Coffman Cove.
The following day, the thermometer hit 58 degrees, also a daily record for Petersburg. That’s on top of other records set here October 8th and 9th. Four days this month have also seen warm overnight low temperatures, with high minimum records set October 8th, 9th, 17th and 18th.
The National weather Service keeps weather data for Petersburg dating back to the 1940s. Ketchikan set another daily record for heavy rainfall Wednesday, October 21 with nearly 5.4 inches, beating the previous mark set back in 1958.