Late-May Snow Sets Multiple Records In Alaska
May 19, 2013
By The Anchorage Daily News
The unseasonable snowfall Friday and Saturday has set a slew of new records in Anchorage, the National Weather Service says.
The 2012-13 snow season was 232 days long as of Saturday, the longest on record for the city, according to a Weather Service statement.
The previous record was 230 days, set in 1981-82. The season is measured from the first day of measurable snowfall -- Sept. 29 this season -- until the last.
The high temperature Friday was 37 degrees, which set a new daily record for the coldest maximum temperature on May 17. The old record was a high of 44 degrees in 1971, according to the Weather Service.
And finally, the 0.3 inches of snowfall on Friday in Anchorage set a daily record for May 17. Another 0.1 inches had fallen by 10 a.m. Saturday, also a daily record.
Here is how much snow landed in each corner of town and in parts of the Mat-Su, between Friday afternoon and 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Weather Service:
--Upper De Armoun: 6.0 inches
--Upper O`Malley: 4.0 inches
--De Armoun/Birch: 3.5 inches
--Paradise Valley: 2.5 inches
--Seward Highway near Campbell Creek: 1.9 inches
--Weather Service Sand Lake office: 0.4 inches
--Hiland Road: 9.1 inches
--Eagle River Road Mile 6: 6.3 inches
--Eaglewood Subdivision: 4.4
--Chugiak: 4.0 inches
--Palmer: 3.6 inches
Copyright Anchorage Daily News (AK) 2013
Story image: Still image of Flattop Mountain, Alaska, from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources` web camera, May 19, 2013. Thanks to dnr.alaska.gov
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