Heavy Rain in Southwest Alaska

June 2019

Very heavy rain fell on the lower Alaska Peninusla June 25-27. The FAA weather station at the King Cove airport recoded 4.93" (125mm) of rain from the early morning of June 25 through the early morning of June 28, and half of that total, 2.49" (63mm) fell in just 12 hours from late evening on the 26th to late morning on the 27th. This cuased flooding on area rivers. At Cold Bay, 2.58" (66mm) of rain fell in three days, which is the greatest 3-day rainfall since 2001 and overall the fourth greatest 3-day rainfall in June. This was the result of strong southerly winds aloft bringing moisture from the central Pacific right into the region.

High Rain

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