Anchorage sets new record for longest snow season

May 20, 2013 ALASKA 232 days – it took over 30 years for Anchorage to set a new record for the longest snow season on record. The National Weather Service measured 2/10ths of an inch just after 9 p.m. Friday and 1/10th Saturday morning – breaking the old record of 230 days set in 1981-1982. Anchorage police responded to 22 crashes, 4 with injuries and 37 vehicles in distress between midnight and noon Saturday. Police say roads were wet and not icy midday and “motorists should use caution if the temperatures drop below freezing. Other parts of the city had much higher amounts of snow, however official measurements must be consistent and observed at the Sand Lake forecast office. The recent snowfall also broke the daily record for liquid precipitation, lowest maximum temperature for May 17, and a host of other records. NWS says Saturday evening’s forecast calls for “mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers in the evening…then partly cloudy after midnight – lows in the upper teens to mid 20s and north wind to 15 mph.” For Sunday, the forecast will be mostly sunny, highs in the 40s, and light winds, according to NWS. –NBC
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3 Responses to Anchorage sets new record for longest snow season

  1. Irene C says:

    I know this may be a bit off topic, but have you been following today’s devastating tornado in Moore, OK? Two elementary schools were hit. Students and faculty at the one are supposedly okay but there are fatalities at the other one. I watched the live feed from the start of the storm and it is horrible. So far 51 fatalities and I’m sure that number will rise.

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