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2012 July Monthly Report


The month started off with flood watches set for the eastern Interior on the 3rd. The 5th saw the Mendenhall glacier dam break near Juneau prompting a flood watch. Then a similar event occurred on the 30th at Tulsequah glacier. The cool temperatures resulted in only one day of recorded thunder at the Fairbanks Airport, and fewer lighting strikes were record this July then any July since 2003. The fire season has thankfully fizzled and only 207,000 acres that have burned this year statewide.