Precipitation way above normal in Juneau in 2020, temperatures near normal

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The statistics are in for Juneau's weather in 2020.

    Meteorologist Kimberly Vaughn in the Juneau Forecast Office says temperatures were near normal finishing only point 2 degrees above normal.  Normal is 42.1.

    She says precipitation was a whole different story finishing at 15.36 inches above normal.  Normal is 62.7

    Snowfall was  4.8 inches above the average of  86.7.  The snowiest day came in November with 7.6 inches.

    The highest wind gust came in at 62 miles per hour on December 1.

    The forecaster says there were 249 days when light rain was reported and 92 days with light snow.

    December featured the coldest average temperatures since 2012.  The lowest temperature of the year came on January 3 when it went to two above zero.   The highest temperature was 83 on July 2.

    Vaughn says  December produced historic precipitation and weather events.  There was an atmospheric river that produced widespread record rainfall, warm weather, and gusty winds.  

    The month was punctuated by numerous landslides across the region including the devastation that occurred in Haines.  In addition to the landslide, Haines recorded its wettest December on record with records going back to 1925.

    Juneau reported the largest 24-hour rainfall since records began in 1936 with 4.93 inches. The wet trend continued through the month and Juneau ended its second wettest December on record with total precipitation of 12.74 inches, more than double the normal amount.

     

     

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