Anchorage ties record for most consecutive rainy days

Rain overnight in Anchorage pushed the number of consecutive rainy days in the city to 18 -- tying a record set in September 1919, the National Weather Service reports.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the weather service office on Sand Lake Road had measured .19 inches of rain since midnight, the agency reported.

That makes 18 straight days, starting Aug. 27, of measurable rainfall in the city. The earlier record was set in 1919,  from Sept. 7 to Sept. 24. Records in the city go back to 1915.

The forecast for Saturday doesn't look great for setting a record but it's not out of the question. The weather service is calling for a chance of rain Friday night, then partly cloudy on Saturday.





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