Ketchikan & The Liquid Sunshine Gauge

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Did you know that the fifth largest rain forest in the world is located in Alaska? The Tongass rain forest(17 million acres) is located in the vicinity of Ketchikan which gets average annual rain fall of 12.5 FEET! Here's the 2 story rain gauge that the downtown area has erected. We were there in Sept. and if you notice the salmon on the upper right edgeKetchikan of the gauge it's at 168" with 3.5 months still left in the year.

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Melissa Zavala
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I've been to ketchikan but I sure do not remember that guage.

August 12, 2012 07:17 AM
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I enjoyed this post and I am a lover of rain....mental note made here and thank you

August 12, 2012 07:26 AM
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Adrian Willanger
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Greg, located just north of where I live in Seattle, I never new there's a place that got more rain than Seattle. LOL

August 12, 2012 08:09 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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Learn something new about Alaska every day.  Terrific purchase, back in the day.

August 12, 2012 08:12 AM
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David Burrows
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That is an incredible amount of rain. Alaska is truly an amazing State. Thanks for sharing today.

August 12, 2012 08:28 AM
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Hi Greg,

I have been to Ketichan three times but do not remember this gauge. Alaska is my favorite state. I went to the salmon hatchery on the outskirts of Ketchikan and it was fantastic. There were probably about 50 bears there within feet of us at all times. I follow the weather and I know this was a very harsh winter in Alaska. Thanks so much for sharing your chart...I will look for it when I go back. I enhoy reading anything about Alaska Greg.

August 12, 2012 08:31 AM
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Alaska is a state that I wish to explore since it is on West Coast and up there for all to enjoy

August 12, 2012 08:54 AM
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Thank you all for stopping by and commenting on this picture. If you ever get a chance to visit Alaska, do it, it truly is an amazing place & so huge.

August 12, 2012 09:22 AM
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Nan Jester
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Would have never guessed. So intereseting to find out about other parts of the country. Thanks for the FYI.

August 12, 2012 11:24 AM
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Pat & Steve Pribisko
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Greg, we need some of that rain in Northeast OH.  Too many people are mowing hay....

August 12, 2012 11:28 AM
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Nan- I would have never guessed it either.

Pat & Steve- I'm in northern Indiana, so I know eactly what you mean.

August 12, 2012 11:35 AM
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I grew up in SE Alaska, Juneau specifically. :) It's all true too, it takes a lot of rain to support a rain forest. 

August 12, 2012 12:09 PM
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I had no ideal wow this is great news and what a perfect place to take a vacation and relax the day away with all of that rain send some our way please we really need it

August 12, 2012 01:03 PM
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I did an Alaskan cruise in the late 90's and was able to visit that rain forest and Ketchikan.  As I recall, Ketchikan is where there was quite a few stories of the oldest profession, and a few brothels.

August 12, 2012 04:18 PM
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Greg Miller
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Chris you so right. I just happen to have a photo of the infamous Red Onion Saloon. The most well known brothel of the gold rush era

August 12, 2012 05:15 PM
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Dale Samples
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12.5 FEET?!?!?! Wonder what their flood insurance is like? Alaska is the last place I would think have a rain forest. Would love to visit some day.
August 12, 2012 06:52 PM
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My brother has spent some great time up there. I hear that it's just gorgeous in spite of the fact that it gets so much rain. Can I say....on "bucket list????"
August 12, 2012 09:05 PM
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Greg - Rain forests in Alaska is not something that I would have considered.  That's a lot of rain.

August 12, 2012 11:44 PM
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Vacation time here we come and I bet its cool up there as well. Awesome thank you

August 15, 2012 02:34 PM
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Greg,

That is a lot of rain, and it looks like they can prove it. :)

Steve

August 15, 2012 11:25 PM
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