Anchorage Sees Snowfall Record

Storm puts city above 11 feet for year

Chugach Range, above Anchorage

Chugach Range, above Anchorage     Photo: Wonderlane/Flickr

A storm dropped four inches of snow on Anchorage, Alaska over the weekend, breaking the city's snowfall record and pushing the winter total above 11 feet for only the second time ever. Anchorage has now received 134.2 inches of snow, nearly double the historical average and two inches more than the previous record, which was set in the winter of 1954-1955. City officials have spent $11.9 million on plowing, $3.8 more than last year. Some snow piles are expected to survive through the summer.

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