As of 4 p.m., the service had recorded .02 inches at its station in Sand Lake -- enough to tally the 27th consecutive day with at least a trace of precipitation, said forecaster Neil Murakami. That ties the record set in 1951, according to the weather service.
The summer has been one of the coldest, gloomiest and wettest on record for Southcentral Alaska because of a persistent low-pressure system that has been stagnant over the Bering Sea since early June, according to the service.
According to weather service numbers, the period from June 1 through Aug. 11 this year had an average high of 62 degrees, the 10th lowest on record. The normal high for the period is 64.3 degrees.
The weather service recorded 5.98 inches of rain in Anchorage between June 1 and Aug. 11, ranking the period as the sixth-wettest on record. Anchorage normally gets 3.54 inches of rain in that period; the record is 7.89 inches in 1958.Read more: http://www.adn.com/2010/08/13/1409216/anchorage-ties-record-for-consecutive.html#ixzz0wbIiI2iN