have been set aside.
The average July rainfall in Anchorage totals 2.02". We received more than that between late evening and midnight, and it's still coming down at a good clip. The weather service has issued a flood advisory for small streams and low-lying areas in Anchorage.
It's been many years since we've seen this much rain here. Up in the mountains, and along the Gulf of Alaska coast? Sure, happens all the time. But since the lows circulate counter-clockwise, and we're nestled against the western feet of the Chugach Mountains, there's a "rain shadow" effect where it rains all around us ... but not so much locally.
Except this time. It did make good sleeping, though.