Another wave of steady rain arrives tonight

Measurable rain likely every day this week
Staying mainly dry throughout the day with some sunny breaks early. Additional steady rain arrives later tonight and continues into Tuesday.
Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 7:21 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - 2.03 inches of rain! That’s the total amount of rain collected in the rain gauge at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport from July 12 through 11:59 p.m. July 17. The last time Anchorage had six straight days of measurable precipitation, rain and/or snow was Sept. 1-6, 2021. This now flips us into the “above normal” category for the month of July by over an inch — 1.29 inches to be exact.

That is only the beginning. An upper level low pressure system moving out of Siberia will intensify as it moves across the northern Bering Sea into northern Alaska over the next several days. This will cause a series of low pressure systems to form at the surface over the Aleutians and move across southern Alaska during the week. Confidence is high that measurable rain will occur every day this week, so keep those umbrellas handy. They’ll be put to good use for sure.

While all of the rain has been helpful in reducing the fire risk and the moderate drought, all of that water has to go somewhere. River levels across the southern half of the state (approximately from the Yukon River south) are forecast to run near bankful, with the possibility of minor flooding on some. It’s a good reminder to make sure you have the Alaska’s Weather Source weather app downloaded on your phone or other digital device if you have fishing plans on any of the region’s creeks, streams and rivers.

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