News flash: August was nice

Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2001

JUNEAU - August in Juneau proved to be drier and warmer than normal, according to the National Weather Service.

There were 12 days without rain, breaking the record set in 1949 for the longest August dry spell. The hottest day of the year was Aug. 13, when temperatures at the airport reached 79 degrees. The lowest temperature in the month was 44 degrees on Aug. 25.

Rainfall was slightly less than normal in August, the agency said. The average rainfall for August is 5.32 inches, but Juneau received 3.64 inches. However, the Weather Service office in the Mendenhall Valley came closer to the average rain with 5.02 inches.

So far this year Juneau has received 35.15 inches of rain, which is 4.76 more than normal for the first eight months of the year, the agency said.

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