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Anchorage digs out from snow again

Snowfall clocked in at two inches per hour
April 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Residents of Anchorage, Alaska continue to dig out from a snowfall that set a record for the day and the month. The National Weather Service says 17.2 inches fell at its office just south of Anchorage's international airport and 22 inches fell in northeast Anchorage on Friday and Saturday.

The heaviest snow fell between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday at a rate of almost two inches per hour.

The monthly total at the weather service office is now 29.7 inches, breaking a record from 1963 when 27.6 inches fell during April.

The 15.5 inches that fell Friday is the third most for any one day in Anchorage. The record is the 25.7 inches that fell six years ago on March 17, 2002.

 

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