Capital gets wet for 32 straight days

Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

JUNEAU - Alaska's capital has posted a precipitation record.

The National Weather Service said Juneau has received measurable precipitation 32 straight days, dating to Sept. 26. That tops the previous record of 31 days, set in 1991.

Measurable precipitation is anything equal to or greater than one-one-hundredth of an inch. It's tracked at the city's airport.

Meteorologist Aaron Jacobs said the city has received 61.52 inches of precipitation since Jan. 1. That's nearly 15 inches above the annual average and does not include Tuesday's total.

The city has until Dec. 31 to reach the 1991 record of 85.15 inches.

Jacobs said the short-term forecast calls for more rain.

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