2004 Southeast Alaska Experienced
Warmest Summer Ever
December 28, 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska - The National Weather Service in Juneau, reports
that Southeast Alaska had the warmest summer ever experienced
in this region. This can be attributed to a large persistent
upper level high pressure area that was positioned over most
of the panhandle and the Yukon Territory which deflected most
of the low pressure storms more south or north of the area.
Brian Tassia, Climate Program
Leader of the National Weather Service in Juneau, reported some
of the amazing statistics that occurred:
- The highest temperature, unofficially,
was 103ºF at a remote weather station on Prince of Wales
Island. This exceeded the official statewide temperature of 100ºF
at Fort Yukon in 1915.
- The Weather Service located
on Annette Island approximately 20 miles from Ketchikan recorded
the all time high temperature of 93º on June 19, 2004. This
beat the all time record of 90ºF of August 8, 1960. The
following day, June 20, 2004, Annette reached 91º.
- Juneau had 42 days of 70ºF
weather, which beat the old record of 32 days in 1948. In addition,
Juneau had a record of twelve day of 80ºF days. The previous
record was seven set in 1951.
- Annette, Sitka, Haines, Juneau
and many other towns beat their all time summer average temperatures
generally by between 1 and 3 degrees.
Ketchikan's high for June 2004
reported by the Flight Service Station located at Ketchikan International
Airport was 84ºF on June 21st. On June 19th, 83ºF was
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