Tom Ainsworth joins KCAW's Robert Woolsey on the eve of his retirement after 36 years with the National Weather Service. Ainsworth is the Meteorologist in Charge at the Juneau station. And after all these years, one of his favorite things? Working the forecast desk, which he says keeps him grounded - despite watching the sky.
Air travel was disrupted in Southeast Alaska Monday afternoon (12-19-16) after two Alaska Airlines jets were struck by lightning. Although aircraft strikes are relatively rare, lightning during a Southeast Alaska winter storm is common.