Record rains in Ketchikan, Juneau not far behind

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - If you think this summer has been wetter than normal, you are absolutely right.

    The National Weather Service reported a record for rainfall was set in Ketchikan this summer.
    General Meteorologist Wes Adkins said 45 inches of rain fell between June and August in Ketchikan.
    "Ketchikan actually had some flooding as a result as they had over nine inches of rain in a two day period.  that really put them over the top really well for August."

    In Juneau, it has also been wetter than normal.   Adkins said rainfall is 36 percent above normal over the past three months.  The average rainfall is 13.57 inches.  Juneau has received 18.5 inches of rain at the Juneau International Airport.
    "We were actually 53 percent above normal for July.  August was 33 percent above normal.  The deeper we go into October, the more rain we typically get every summer."

    An onshore flow of moisture has been the primary cause of the wetter weather conditions this year.

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