Record rainfall recorded in Anchorage
Anchorage saw record setting rainfall Monday.
At Ted Stevens International Airport, a record of 1.03 inches of rain was recorded. The amount surpassed the old daily rainfall record of 0.73 inches, which was recorded June 6, 1988. It was also the most significant rainfall amount the Anchorage area has seen since Sept. 8, 2015.
Monday’s rainfall was also one of the wettest June days on record. Only two other days during the month of June have seen more rainfall — June 12, 1962, with 1.62 inches, and June 14, 1978, with 1.23 inches. That makes June 6, 2016 the third wettest June day on record in Alaska biggest city.
During the weather event, the National Weather Service issued a urban and small street flood advisory. Flooding on Turnagain Boulevard, at Spenard through the Borland Drive intersection, temporarily shut down the road. The Anchorage Office of Emergency Management credited heavy rainfall and rising creek levels for the incident, although some area residents blamed a blocked culvert.
Early-Tuesday morning, the Office of Emergency Management said the area had reopened.