Anchorage to tie record winter with 36 straight days of no snow

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Anchorage is on its way to tying an almost 60-year-old weather record. Since January 15th , there has been no measurable snowfall in the city. A 36-day winter dry spell hasn’t happened since  1958 when it didn’t snow from January 21st to February 25th.

The green line on the chart represents 2016. The flatness of the line indicates no new snow. (Graph courtesy of the National Weather Service)
The green line on the chart represents 2016. The flatness of the line indicates no new snow. (Graph courtesy of the National Weather Service)

National Weather Service meterologist Dave Snider confirmed that Anchorage shouldn’t have any measurable snowfall Friday and will likely tie the record for most winter days without snow at midnight. And he says if it doesn’t snow Saturday, the decades-old record will be broken.

However, Snider says the chance of snow Saturday evening is good, so that mark is less certain.