Juneau nears wettest April on record

...1999, when 7.48 inches of precipitation (rain and melted snow) was recorded. This year's tally is already the fourth-highest...April, Juneau would have seen 1.88 inches of rain and melted snow. The tally so far this month is 272 percent of normal. The...
Kodiak Launch Complex courts new customers

...been used for target practice.About 45 miles from downtown Kodiak, at the end of a scenic highway that feasts the eyes with snow-capped mountains, gorgeous rivers and nesting bald eagles, the Kodiak Launch Complex has also been a recent target of a public...
Studded tires must be off in southeast Alaska

JUNEAU - It's that time of year that some drivers in Alaska must remove the studded snow tires from their vehicles.Juneau radio station KINY reported black ice caused problems in Juneau Monday, but Wednesday is still...
Refunds could liquidate ski area's cash reserves, manager says

...resort has a response.This year was the "worst snow year in the history of Eaglecrest," said General...a positive fund balance.Juneau had a record snow year in 2012 with about 600 inches of snow at the summit. That year, the visitor population...
Nasty weather brings record rainfall to Southeast

...of rainfall records and even a dash of snow.According to the National Weather Service...International Airport, only a trace of snow fell Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks...above freezing at sea level, none of the snow accumulated.The story was different as...
Part I: 2014 Juneau trail roundup

As the snows retreat and access to our local...from the cabin, a patch of snow that as of last week will have...trail is currently clear of snow and is located at Glacier'll encounter a little snow. The snowpack is walkable...
'The mountain is massive, the mountain is mist'

...practice here," said Cohen, who was in fact talking about snow sports. "Not this winter, but usually."We'd met in his...exhilaration."A fit, youthful 57, Cohen is actually a backcountry snow boarder, himself - he made sure to clarify (therefore so will...
What's in bloom? on of spring's early gems. This bulbous member of the Corydalis or Fumewort genus often starts growing before the snows have melted. They are one of the first flowers of spring to follow the crocus. The flowers come in dark pink, red, shades...
A Trip South: The final pass

...winter. That is, as long as it snows. Luckily I avoided riding through the snow today, but it felt like a a certain and imminent snow storm. The sky was dull, a...desires.I half expected the snow to come during lunch, but I...
On the Trails: Midwinter rambles

...January brought us some wonderful snow, deep and fluffy. Of course...turning the low-elevation snows to heavy, hard-to-shovel...sending down great lumps of snow from the trees. Very disappointing...trolls" by the great loads of snow they bore (but these trolls...


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