Friend of the blog Kerry Colburn, stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, in Alaska wrote in Saturday to report that Anchorage has surpassed a 57 year old record for snowfall in one season.
He reports, “The old record of 132.6 inches occurred in 1954-1955. But with a total of 133.6 inches as of (4 pm Saturday), the winter of 2011-2012 is now the snowiest winter on record in Anchorage.”
He went on to say, “The city lacked 2.5″ going into Easter weekend. Snow began falling Friday morning with 0.8″ accumulating. A couple additional inches fell overnight Friday and throughout the day Saturday. Records have been kept at or very near the current location near the Ted Stevens International Airport since 1953.”
Many roofs collapsed this season in the city.