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Julia Ruthford takes advantage of Sunday's strong, steady winds to windsurf in Gastineau Channel off Sandy Beach. Southeast winds to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph were expected Sunday. | | |
Photo: Summer cruise on Gastineau Channel

Julia Ruthford adds a bit of color to an otherwise gray day Wednesday as she windsurfed Gastineau Channel. Ruthford estimated her maximum speed...
Local and state Briefs

...clear up soon after noon today. "Right now the fog is trapped below drier air that is circulating above us," said Julia Ruthford, a meteorologist with the weather service. "We've got some higher-up easterly winds that will come down to...
Wet winter weather breaks record

...storm is the result of a strong front that has been stuck over Southeast Alaska for the past couple of days, said Julia Ruthford, a meteorologist intern with the National Weather Service in Juneau. "Waves, or kinks in the front, have brought...
This week's auroras seen in unusual places

...When the northern lights come out tonight, though, Juneau may be one of the few American places without a view. Julia Ruthford, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Juneau, said people sometimes call her office to let the meteorologists...
Derby wunderkind's 34-pounder tops, so far

...because we were so close to the bottom and it was such a big hit," he said. National Weather Service meteorologist Julia Ruthford said mariners should expect light southeast winds to 15 knots, seas of three feet and mostly cloudy skies with a...


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