Alaska Experiences Rapid November Snow Accumulation

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Water and Climate Update, November 16, 2023

The Natural Resources Conservation Service produces this weekly report using data and products from the National Water and Climate Center and other agencies. The report focuses on seasonal snowpack, precipitation, temperature, and drought conditions in the U.S.

Photo of a man skiing down a snow covered hillside in Alaska

Photo by Tony DeMarco

A cold and snow-filled week left Anchorage, Alaska blanketed in 22 inches of snow as of November 15, causing hazardous travel conditions and the closure of schools and businesses. According to the National Weather Service, several daily snowfall records were set last week, including Anchorage receiving 8.7 inches of snow on November 13, beating the previous record of 2.7 inches on the date in 1979. Anchorage is on track to top its current November snowfall record of 38.8 inches set in 1994, with 38 inches of snow already received this month.  Open report>>