|Image courtesy of NWS Alaska Region|
The heavy rain has caused flooding and river levels are expected to remain high the rest of the week. Two more storm systems are forecast to hit the area in the next two to three days producing additional rainfall one one to three inches.
|Weather map for Thursday, August 16. Source: NWS Anchorage, AK|
|Forecast map for Saturday, August 18, 2012. Source: NWS Anchorage, AK|
Most of our CoCoRaHS stations in Alaska are in and around Anchorage. A couple of the Anchorage CoCoRaHS stations have recorded a little over an inch for the month, but as is typical during the summer, precipitation can vary a lot over a small distance, even in Alaska.
Thanks to colleague Sam Shea for the "heads up" on this unusual event.