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Anchorage Sees Its First Snow of the Season, More On The Way

23 Oct 2017, 3:05 pm

Almost exactly on schedule, Anchorage, Alaska saw its first measurable snowfall of the season over the weekend, and more is likely on the way for Alaska’s largest city.

Anchorage didn’t get a whole lot of snow, but it did get its first measurable snow of the season, a whopping total of 0.5″. That comes a few days after its average first measurable snowfall, which usually comes on October 16th.

Some areas near Anchorage saw as much as three inches, but the city itself, which sits at sea level on the coast of the Cook Inlet, received only a dusting of snow, mostly on Sunday. But that could be just the beginning of an active, snowy week.

More snow could arrive here as soon as Tuesday, with an inch or two of accumulation possible. A bit more snow is possible on Wednesday before a rainier, warmer end of the week.

Anchorage averages just over 80 inches of snow per season, roughly on par with Rochester, New York and Burlington, Vermont.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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