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By Dan Rudy 

Adjusting the numbers: Wrangell weather 2015


In an article put out January 7, the Sentinel reported on some of the more notable facets of weather-related trivia for 2015. But according to one resident’s rain gauges, some of the numbers used didn’t quite add up.

Bill Messmer has been tracking local rainfall for some years, maintaining monthly and annual records since 1984. He currently uses two types of rain gauge, an electronic one and a tube which needs to be manually emptied.

“I collect it at my house every morning,” he said. When off-island, he has someone check the readings for him and reset the gauges.

According to Messm...

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