Anchorage sets record for most days without snowfall

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A nearly 60-year-old record for low snowfall went down over the weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Snider confirmed that Saturday night was the 37th day in a row without snow in Anchorage. The streak had started on January 15th.

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)

 

The record was set in 1958 when no snow fell from January 21st to February 25th. The record was matched on Friday at midnight and beaten the following evening.

Now February 20th, 2016 is the day to remember for breaking the winter weather record for most days with no snow.

While Anchorage remained snow-bare, Alyeska resort received so much snow Saturday that it had to close an upper level tram on Sunday. Anchorage received some snow on Sunday, but not much.

 

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