Clear skies and cold weather is forecast to continue is Southeast Alaska in the short term, with little relief in sight for dwindling hydroelectric reservoirs.
This period of lower precipitation and lack of snow pack in the mountains stretches back to 2017. More warmer and wetter weather was forecast for this winter. However, the rain and snow that has fallen has not been enough to refill mountaintop lakes.
Joe Viechnicki spoke with Aaron Jacobs, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau, about weather patterns this winter and what’s expected for the spring.
That’s Aaron Jacobs, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau. He says the longer term outlook calls for continued drier conditions earlier this summer and a return to more wetter weather later this summer.