Advertisement

Nation IN BRIEF : ALASKA

Record Snowfall Covers Anchorage

October 15, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A weekend storm blanketed Anchorage with 12.6 inches of snow, a record for one day. At Anchorage International Airport, 17.8 inches of snow has fallen in slightly more than two days, a record for October. Temperatures plunged to 28 degrees, breaking the low mark for the day that had stood since 1916. The Hilltop Ski Area in south Anchorage opened early, making it the first U.S. ski area to start operations on natural snow.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|