Alaska's capital on track to break summer rainfall record

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska weather expert said the area encompassing the state’s capital city is on track to break summer rainfall records.

    The Juneau Empire reported National Weather Service Meteorologist Cody Moore said Juneau had already reached its summer rain average of 13 inches by July 26.

    The last record-breaking summer for rain was 2014, when Juneau had 14 inches.

    Moore said Juneau is likely to break that high mark if the current weather pattern continues.

    Weather officials said up to 5 inches of rain fell over the weekend in some areas of Southeast Alaska.

    Forecasters said 4.9 inches of rain fell in two days at the Juneau Douglas Waste Water Treatment Plant.

    Last year’s summer was extremely dry, with 10 inches of rain.

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