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SE weather in 2016 warmest on record

 

January 5, 2017



Temperatures in Southeast Alaska were for many communities the warmest on record, according to weather data collected by the National Weather Service.

Maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NWS data showed records were broken for Juneau, Petersburg, Annette and Haines, while Ketchikan had its second-warmest year on record.

In Petersburg, the average temperature for the year was 46.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 2.9 degrees higher than normal. Its previous warmest year was in 2015, when the average temperature was 45.6F. The previously warmest year was in 2004, wi...



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