- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska’s capital city came up just short of setting a new mark for wettest year on record.

The National Weather Service says Juneau ended 2015 with 84.96 inches of precipitation - 0.19 inches shy of the record set in 1991. Records for the Juneau airport location date to 1936.

The city’s precipitation total was still well ahead of the third wettest year, which meteorologist Geri Swanson says was 1992, when there was 79.3 inches of precipitation.

Light rain was falling on the first day of the new year Friday.


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