Four Dead In Alaska ‘Snow Emergency’ Following Blizzard

  • In a span of just 48 hours, over two feet of snow blanketed Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, shattering two daily records. The city’s daily snowfall record was broken on Wednesday with a 24-hour accumulation of nine inches.
  • “The previous record for Nov. 8 was 7.3 inches of snowfall in 1982. The 8.2 inches that fell Thursday broke the record of 7.1 inches set in 1956,” reported National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Sprinkles.
  • This marks the fourth occurrence on record of Anchorage experiencing consecutive days with nine inches of snow in any month. Some areas, especially those closer to the Chugach Mountains, reported up to 30 inches of snow. The severe weather conditions resulted in power outages, school closures, and certain highway shutdowns.
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