ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Across Southcentral Alaska, rain has been dampening the summer spirits of many residents. As of Monday Anchorage has had 30 consecutive rainy days, beating its previous record of 27 days set in 1951.
If the overcast weather holds up, Anchorage is going to smash that record. Meteorologists say we can expect rain through Tuesday and Wednesday, and possibly for several days after that.
It doesn’t need to be a downpour to count as a rainy day: all it takes is a trace of rain at the airport, or the National Weather Service.
So far this month, the NWS reports 1.8 inches of rain in Anchorage — about half an inch more than normal. Meteorologists blame a strong southwesterly flow pulling moisture off the Pacific Ocean.
People say they’re trying to keep the rain from bringing down their spirits.