Hazy skies make for a powerful sunset over Kupreanof Island as seen from the hillside below Ravens Roost cabin Sunday, July 3, 2022. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

KFSK has a weekly radio segment on the past week’s weather and what’s coming up for the weekend. It’s with forecasters from the National Weather Service in Juneau. Weather weekly airs on Wednesday during the Midday Magazine news at noon and these updates are archived here.

Senior service hydrologist Aaron Jacobs is on the episode for Wednesday, August 10, 2022 with some details about the atmospheric river that impacted Petersburg and the rest of Southeast last weekend:

The month of July wound up just a little wetter and a little warmer than normal for the Petersburg area. National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Suk is on the episode for Wednesday, August 3, 2022:

Kimberly Vaughan, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, July 27, 2022 and says Petersburg is pretty near normal temperatures and precipitation levels for the month and year:

Wes Adkins, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, July 20, 2022 talking about some rain headed this way for the weekend but otherwise a drier week until then:

National Weather Service meteorologist Gregory Spann is on the episode for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, discussing a return to wet and cooler weather, including some heavy but not record setting rainfall.

Kimberly Vaughan, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, July 6, 2022 and talks about Petersburg’s streak of 13 days without precipitation that just came to an end. The area also tied another daily temperature record but the rain is forecast to return:

Wes Adkins, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Juneau is on the episode for Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Petersburg tied a daily temperature record the day before, recording 79 degrees. Adkins talks about that and a good forecast for the Independence Day weekend:

Meteorologist Rick Fritsch is on the episode for Wednesday, June 22, 2022 talking about drier weather and warmer-than-normal temperatures expected for the next week to ten days:

Edward Liske, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, June 15, 2022 with the first sign of smoke from Southwest Alaska wildfires reaching this part of the state and a few days of drier weather to enjoy this week:

Wes Adkins, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Juneau is on the episode for Wednesday, June 8, 2022 talking about a wet weekend ahead and no mention of drought in this part of the world:

Aaron Jacobs, a senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau talks about a cooler and drier-than-normal month of May on the episode for Wednesday, June 1, 2022:

Wes Adkins, a lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, May 25, 2022 with a good forecast for the Memorial Day weekend:

Kimberly Vaughan, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, May 18, 2022 talking about a dry, sunny couple of days just in time for Petersburg’s Little Norway Festival:

National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Bezenek is on the episode for Wednesday, May 11, 2022 and says May has started off a little drier than normal, despite some significant rainfall this week:

Meteorologist Bryan Caffrey is on the episode for Wednesday, May 4, 2022 with a look back at a dry, cool month of April and the chance for a break in this week’s rain for the weekend:

Kimberly Vaughan, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, April 27, 2022 talking about a cooler, drier month than normal for Petersburg:

National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Bezenek talks about a long dry spell for the Petersburg area and a cooler drier month of April so far on the episode for Wednesday, April 20, 2022:

Aaron Jacobs, a senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau is on the episode for Wednesday, April 13, 2022 talking about cold, dry and windy conditions prevailing in Southeast Alaska this week:

Meteorologist Ben Linstid is on the episode for Wednesday, April 6, 2022 and says Petersburg finished the month of March above normal for precipitation but with only a trace amount of snowfall:

On the episode for Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, meteorologist Grant Smith says the month of March for the Petersburg area so far has been a little drier than normal and temperatures continue warmer than average:

Meteorologist Grant Smith says there’s a chance for a little drier weekend after windy, wet storms this week on the episode for Wednesday, March 23, 2022:

Meteorologist Caleb Cravens describes a holding pattern for some pretty typical March weather on the episode for Wednesday, March 16, 2022:

On the episode for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, meteorologist Jeff Garmon updates precipitation and temperature trends and says it’s probably too early to put the snow tires away:

On the episode for Wednesday, March 2, 2022, lead forecaster Edward Liske says Petersburg just got through its third wettest January and February on record. Things are a little drier this week however:

On the episode for Wednesday, February 23, 2022, meteorologist Cody Moore details the latest snowfall for Petersburg and the forecast for more wet, windy weather this weekend.

In the episode for Wednesday, February 16, 2022, Kimberly Vaughan, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau says there’s some drier weather forecast this weekend but February is shaping up to be one of the wetter Februaries on record:

In the episode for Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Kimberly Vaughan, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau talks about the heavy rain that’s been dousing Southeast Alaska this week:

It’s Marmot Day in Alaska, Groundhog Day elsewhere and on the episode for Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 meteorologist Pete Boyd talks about the storms rolling through Southeast Alaska this week, the climate data for last month and the long-term outlook for this area:

For the January 19, 2022 episode, Kimberly Vaughan, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau talks about how much snow and rain January has seen so far. Also, how much more rain is in the forecast.

National Weather Service meteorologist Grant Smith is on the episode for Wednesday, January 12, 2022 discussing a return to more normal temperatures for the area:

National Weather Service meteorologist Grant Smith says Petersburg got over two feet of snow last weekend and could see rain by next week in this episode for Wednesday, January 5, 2022:

National Weather Service meteorologist Kayla Tinker says the pace of snowfall has eased up this past week and it now looks like Petersburg will end up 2021 with its fourth snowiest December on record on the episode for Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Oh by the way, more snow coming Friday and temperatures possibly falling below zero next week:

National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Linstid says to date it’s Petersburg’s second snowiest December on record and says Petersburg could approach record cold temperatures over the Christmas weekend on the episode for Wednesday, December 22, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Grant Smith is on the episode for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 talking about Petersburg’s large snowfall amounts as well as predictions for cold weather and drier conditions into the Christmas holiday and beyond:

The episode for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 has meteorologist Cody Moore discussing the snow that is piling up in the Petersburg area, with over 22 inches recorded in the past week:

Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau, is on the episode for Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 looking back at a stormy end to November and the rainfall totals for the month:

A lead forecaster for the NWS Wes Adkins describes a continuing series of waves of bad weather rolling into Southeast Alaska on this episode for Wednesday, November 24, 2021. And yes, it’s going to be a soggy Thanksgiving.

In the November 17 episode, Meteorologist Grant Smith discusses the snow that’s in the forecast over the next few days and the longer term forecast for the Thanksgiving week.

Meteorologist Caleb Cravens discusses the transition in more wintry weather and a storm forecast to impact Southeast Alaska on the episode for Wednesday, November 10, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Jake Ruckman says it was a colder and rainier October in Petersburg and the rest of Southeast Alaska in this episode for Wednesday, November 3, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Kayla Tinker says there’s a good chance for a dry Halloween in this episode for Wednesday, October 27, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Moore says Petersburg has been dodging the worst of this week’s weather in Southeast Alaska so far and it’s meant a nice break to the soggy month of October in this episode for Wednesday, October 20th, 2021:

The parade of storms is not letting up and meteorologist Grant Smith says more are expected next week with a brief break this weekend in this episode for Wednesday, October 13, 2021:

Wes Adkins, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Juneau is on the episode for Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to look back at a rainy month of September and a powerful fall storm that impacted the region:

National Weather Service meteorologist Pete Boyd details a fall storm headed this way, expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the area on Friday and Saturday on this episode for Wednesday, September 29th, 2021:

Meteorologist Caleb Cravens discusses the parade of storms dumping inches of rainfall on the Petersburg area this month in this episode for Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Meteorologist Jake Ruckman says more wet weather systems will be rolling through in this episode for Wednesday, September 15, 2021:

Angela Denning checks in with National Weather Service meteorologist Kayla Tinker in this episode for Wednesday, September 8, 2021:

Senior meteorologist Brian Bezenek says more rain is headed this way on the episode for Wednesday, September 1st, 2021:

In the episode for Wednesday, August 25, 2021, meteorologist Pete Boyd details several weather systems impacting the Southeast panhandle this week with an outlook for some drier weather next week:

For August 18, 2021, meteorologist Wes Adkins with the National Weather Service in Juneau talks about the recent rainfall amounts, which are normal for Petersburg, and the long-term forecast for the fall.

Meteorologist Kayla Tinker discusses the atmospheric river impacting Southeast Alaska and possibly staying just north of Petersburg on the episode for Wednesday, August 11, 2021:

On the episode for Wednesday, August 4, 2021, meteorologist Cody Moore looks back on rainfall and temperature numbers for the month of July, which was warmer and drier than normal and nothing like the soggy summer of 2020.

Meteorologist Grant Smith is on the episode for Wednesday, July 28, 2021 talking about some warmer summery weather returning to the area this week, the possibility of thunderstorms and what the National Weather Service means when it forecasts a “disturbance.”

Back onto the Wednesday schedule, the episode for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 has National Weather Service lead forecaster Rick Fritsch talking about some more rainy weather in the forecast and answering a question on what makes fog one nice day with no fog on the second sunny day:

In this episode, a day later than normal, for Thursday, July 15, 2021 meteorologist Cody Moore says July has actually started off a little drier than normal and he asks for feedback on this proposed change to advisories and special weather statements.


A look back on a somewhat average month of June and a warm, sunny holiday weekend with lead forecaster Rick Fritsch on this episode for Wednesday, July 7, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Moore talks about warm summer weather and river flooding in this episode for Wednesday, June 30, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Grant Smith details several waves of moisture forecast to move through Southeast Alaska this week, before the area dries out for the weekend on this episode for Wednesday, June 23, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Moore discusses some summer-like weather heading into the solstice on this episode for Wednesday, June 16, 2021:

The National Weather Service’s lead forecaster Rick Fritsch in Juneau says enjoy some warmer than normal temperatures and a drier weekend on the episode for Wednesday, June 9, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Linstid says Petersburg set a new daily rain record on Memorial Day and says breaks in the rain will be brief through the weekend in the episode for Wednesday, June 2, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Moore says it will be a rainy Memorial Day weekend but the long term weather forecast calls for warmer than normal conditions for June, July, and August in the episode for Wednesday, May 26, 2021:

Wes Adkins, a lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau, says its been one of the cooler months of May in the past decade and says rain is forecast to return by the weekend in the episode for Wednesday, May 19, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Jake Ruckman says it’s going to be a rainy week for the 2021 Little Norway Festival in the episode for Wednesday, May 12, 2021:

On the episode for Wednesday, May 5, 2021, National Weather Service meteorologist Kayla Tinker in Juneau discusses the hot and cold month of April, some records set during that month and the forecast for the upcoming week:

National Weather Service meteorologist Grant Smith talks about the return of rainy weather on the episode for Wednesday, April 28, 2021:

National Weather Service meteorologist Peter Boyd talks about a dramatic change to springtime weather and near record temperatures on the episode for Wednesday, April 21, 2021:

On the episode for Wednesday, April 14, 2021, National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Linstid says warming temperatures and sunny skies are here and spring may be showing up at last:

On the episode for Wednesday, April 7, National Weather Service meteorologist Caleb Cravens looks back at low temperatures in the Petersburg area for the month of March and well above average snowpack for the central and northern panhandle.

A look back on March temperatures and precipitation with meteorologist Caleb Cravens for Wednesday, March 31, 2021:

On the episode for Wednesday, March 24, 2021, meteorologist Jake Ruckman answers the question, what happened to springtime?

Wes Adkins, a lead meteorologist with the weather service in Juneau is on the episode for Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The episode for Wednesday, March 3, 2021 features Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau, talking about monthly precipitation and temperature for February and what’s on the horizon for the Petersburg area weather-wise:

National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Spann gives this week’s update for Wednesday, February 24, 2021:

Meteorologist Cody Moore is on for the episode for Wednesday, February 17, 2021:

The episode for Wednesday, February 10 is with meteorologist Peter Boyd:

The episode for Wednesday, February 3 is with National Weather Service meteorologist Lance Chambers:

National Weather Service meteorologist Jake Ruckman talks about the new clear, cold weather that’s moved into Southeast Alaska for the Wednesday, January 27, 2021 episode:

The episode for Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 is with observation program leader Kimberly Vaughan:

The episode for Wednesday, January 13th is with National Weather Service meteorologist Grant Smith:

The first episode of 2021, Wednesday, January 6 includes a look back on 2020 with meteorologist Rick Fritsch:

The final episode of 2020, on Wednesday, December 30 is with meteorologist Caleb Cravens:

The episode for Wednesday, December 23, 2020 is with meteorologist Greg Spann:

The episode for Wednesday, December 16, 2020 is with observation program leader Kimberly Vaughan:

The episode for Wednesday, December 9, 2020 is with meteorologist Caleb Cravens:

The episode for Wednesday, December 2, 2020 is with meteorologist Jonathan Suk:

The episode for Wednesday, November 25, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau:

The episode for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader with the National Weather Service in Juneau:

The episode for Wednesday, November 4, 2020 is with meteorologist Peter Boyd:

The episode for Wednesday, October 28, 2020 is with meteorologists Ben Linstid and Cody Moore:

The episode for Wednesday, October 21, 2020 is with meteorologists Cody Moore, Ben Linstid and Kayla Tinker with the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, October 14, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader, and Jon Suk, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, October 7, 2020 is with Jake Ruckman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 is with Cody Moore, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 is with Cody Moore, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 is with Cody Moore, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

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The episode for Wednesday, August 19, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

The episode for Wednesday, August 5, 2020 is with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader at the National Weather Service in Juneau.

This week, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, KFSK checked in with Kimberly Vaughan, observation program leader at the National Weather Service in Juneau:

The update for Wednesday, July 22, 2020 is with lead meteorologist Wes Adkins with the National Weather Service in Juneau:

The episode for Wednesday, July 15, 2020 is with senior service hydrologist Aaron Jacobs:

The episode for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 is with Edward Liske, one of the lead forecasters with the National Weather Service in Juneau:

The segment for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 is with Bryan Caffrey, science and operations officer with the National Weather Service in Juneau:

Our June 24, 2020 check in is with Brian Bezenek, lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau:

Here’s the first installment from June 17, 2020: