Monday, August 22, 2011
It's a Soaker
Fairbanks-land enjoyed a classic August weekend, with something like 3/4 of an inch of rain spread over Saturday and Sunday. The rain was over a long enough duration that it will not impact rivers much. Here's the hydrograph for the upper Chena River (near Mile 40 Chena Hor Springs Road) from the Alaska-Pacific RFC.
There was enough rain to bring monthly totals up to about normal. However, the number of days with rain since late July is above normal, hence the widespread perception that it has been unusually wet.