Monday, May 23, 2011

Rain, Whither Art Thou?

Here on Keystone Ridge, several long lasting showers moved through overnight, bringing a total of 0.20 inches of rain. I thought "Yeah, rain on the Moose Mountain Fire, and this will help moisten things up overall". Alas, we just got lucky.

Rainfall the past 24 hours are mostly 0.01 inches or less, including 0.01 at the Goldstream Creek cooperative station, less than two miles from the fire. North of Goldstream, most places received some rain, including 0.16 inches at Caribou Peak, north of Poker Flats, and 0.12 inches at the coop station at 43 Mile Steese Highway. Fairbanks Airport has received just 0.01 inches of precipitation this month; there is still more than a week left in the month, but for what it's worth, the record low precip for May is 0.01 inches set in 1915. The modern era record is 0.07 inches in 1957.

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