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Atmospheric River Event Drops 9.66 Inches on Ketchikan


August 23, 2017
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - An atmospheric river event impacted portions of the Southeast Alaska panhandle Sunday into Tuesday. The set up was enhanced due to additional moisture that was provided from the remants of what was originally Typhoon Banyan.

From August 20th - 22nd, Ketchikan had a total of 9.66 inches according to the National Weather Service.

jpg Atmospheric River Event Drops 9.66 Inches on Ketchikan

This event caused some flooding issues in the southern panhandle, and a flood advisory was issued for the Ketchikan area from the Juneau Forecast Office. Impacts from the heavy rain in Ketchikan included:

  • Minor Washouts
  • Flooded campground at Ward Lake
  • One week closure of Ward Lake Campground for repairs
  • Flooded basements

Although showers were expected Wednesday for the southern Panhandle, lighter amounts than from the past three days were expected. 

Ketchikan's total precipation as of August 23rd as reported by the Ketchikan International Airport for August 2017, is 11.15 inches


On the Web:

Weather History for Ketchikan: August 2017


Reporting and Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

National Weather Service

Weather Underground



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