Just an hour back I noticed something strange; the windows were actually appearing ‘bright’ and when I peeked outside I could see shadows! A look upward gave me the reason; the sun was actually visible!! I was quite pleased to see it once again and for me that’s unusual as I favor cloudy, cool weather. But this has been a very wet August to this point in semi-rural south central Alaska. This is Monday, August 15th and it has rained every day this month accumulating 4.18” as of 07:00 this morning. While August is our wettest month the average monthly rainfall is 4.5” which means we’re already at 92.9% of said monthly average yet we are just 48.4% of the way into the month.
Here are some signs of a wet August and the coming fall:
Female Spruce Grouse on Easy Barge Drive; when they begin to appear you know summer is winding down