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February 9, 1996 | Reuters
A series of storms has ended Alaska's unusual winter snow drought, covering bare and frozen ground with several feet of powder. Up to 2 feet of snow has blanketed Anchorage since the weekend, and more is forecast for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The snow was heaviest in Valdez, where more than 7 feet of snow has fallen over the last few days.
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March 10, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
It's the kind of weather forecast surfers love: big waves and no rain to ruin the fun. Even as work crews in coastal Orange County cities began bracing for another round of flooding and erosion, thanks to a powerful storm off Alaska, local surfers were making plans to take advantage of the biggest surf of a dismal winter. Forecasters say to expect consistent 5- to 8-foot waves and occasional breakers of 10 feet or larger.
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NEWS
February 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Nine motorists were rescued by a state police helicopter in Anchorage after spending the night in their cars, trapped by huge avalanches that buried a highway. The travelers, who had kept in touch with rescuers by cellular phone as they waited along the Seward Highway, were flown out in three groups and taken to a diner for breakfast. They were in good condition. "We ate everything they had in the restaurant, and now we're starting all over again," said Darwin Peterson.
NEWS
February 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Nine motorists were rescued by a state police helicopter in Anchorage after spending the night in their cars, trapped by huge avalanches that buried a highway. The travelers, who had kept in touch with rescuers by cellular phone as they waited along the Seward Highway, were flown out in three groups and taken to a diner for breakfast. They were in good condition. "We ate everything they had in the restaurant, and now we're starting all over again," said Darwin Peterson.
NEWS
January 27, 1989
A deepening arctic cold wave--which has stopped the mail, prevented grocery deliveries and sent soldiers into retreat--stopped oil field work, shut down a Hollywood crew and postponed one of Alaska's top sled dog races. "It's so cold up here the thermometer has run out of numbers," Willie (Bossman) Pitka, a Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race official, said when the southwestern Alaska town of Kalskag hit 70 below zero.
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January 21, 1990 | DAVID HULEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Until a couple of weeks ago, this was shaping up as a typical winter in Valdez, snow capital of Alaska. Eyeball-deep drifts. Kitchen windows half-buried in white. Snowbanks that turned streets into long white trenches. Then it really started snowing. By Saturday, after days and days of near-constant snowfall, the snowbanks in downtown Valdez stood 7 feet deep, snow was still coming down and another storm was expected in any time off the Gulf of Alaska.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
May 31, 1995 | SCOTT HESS and RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three climbers had died and more than 400 remained high on Mt. McKinley on Tuesday after what one who returned described as "a living hell" on the world's coldest mountain. Kevin DeGeorge, 26, of Anchorage believes he encountered the three victims a few hours after escaping from the same snow-hidden crevasse that claimed them last week. The three, all from Washington state, were Scott Hall, 34, of Arlington; Jimmy Hinkhouse, 52, of Bellevue; and Thomas Downey, 52, of Ephrata.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ
A storm packing fierce winds from the Gulf of Alaska dusted the mountains of northern Ventura County with snow Friday, dotted inland and coastal areas with a few sprinkles and brought chilly temperatures throughout the county. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 50s Saturday and a second storm from the Gulf of Alaska should bring substantial rainfall beginning late Sunday, said agricultural meteorologist Terry Schaeffer in Santa Paula.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999 | ERIC MALNIC and JASON KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A blustery Alaskan storm swept through Southern California on Monday, dumping snow as low as the 700-foot level in the Santa Ynez Valley and tangling traffic on rain-slick roads. Four SigAlerts on Orange County freeways and dozens of fender benders on surface streets slowed motorists, though no one was seriously injured. "It was mayhem out there on the highway this morning," California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Reeves said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999 | ERIC MALNIC and JASON KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A blustery Alaskan storm swept through Southern California on Monday, dumping snow as low as the 700-foot level in the Santa Ynez Valley and tangling traffic on rain-slick roads. Four SigAlerts on Orange County freeways and dozens of fender benders on surface streets slowed motorists, though no one was seriously injured. "It was mayhem out there on the highway this morning," California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Reeves said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 9, 1996 | Reuters
A series of storms has ended Alaska's unusual winter snow drought, covering bare and frozen ground with several feet of powder. Up to 2 feet of snow has blanketed Anchorage since the weekend, and more is forecast for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The snow was heaviest in Valdez, where more than 7 feet of snow has fallen over the last few days.
SPORTS
May 31, 1995 | SCOTT HESS and RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three climbers had died and more than 400 remained high on Mt. McKinley on Tuesday after what one who returned described as "a living hell" on the world's coldest mountain. Kevin DeGeorge, 26, of Anchorage believes he encountered the three victims a few hours after escaping from the same snow-hidden crevasse that claimed them last week. The three, all from Washington state, were Scott Hall, 34, of Arlington; Jimmy Hinkhouse, 52, of Bellevue; and Thomas Downey, 52, of Ephrata.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ
A storm packing fierce winds from the Gulf of Alaska dusted the mountains of northern Ventura County with snow Friday, dotted inland and coastal areas with a few sprinkles and brought chilly temperatures throughout the county. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 50s Saturday and a second storm from the Gulf of Alaska should bring substantial rainfall beginning late Sunday, said agricultural meteorologist Terry Schaeffer in Santa Paula.
NEWS
January 21, 1990 | DAVID HULEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Until a couple of weeks ago, this was shaping up as a typical winter in Valdez, snow capital of Alaska. Eyeball-deep drifts. Kitchen windows half-buried in white. Snowbanks that turned streets into long white trenches. Then it really started snowing. By Saturday, after days and days of near-constant snowfall, the snowbanks in downtown Valdez stood 7 feet deep, snow was still coming down and another storm was expected in any time off the Gulf of Alaska.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
It's the kind of weather forecast surfers love: big waves and no rain to ruin the fun. Even as work crews in coastal Orange County cities began bracing for another round of flooding and erosion, thanks to a powerful storm off Alaska, local surfers were making plans to take advantage of the biggest surf of a dismal winter. Forecasters say to expect consistent 5- to 8-foot waves and occasional breakers of 10 feet or larger.
NEWS
January 27, 1989
A deepening arctic cold wave--which has stopped the mail, prevented grocery deliveries and sent soldiers into retreat--stopped oil field work, shut down a Hollywood crew and postponed one of Alaska's top sled dog races. "It's so cold up here the thermometer has run out of numbers," Willie (Bossman) Pitka, a Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race official, said when the southwestern Alaska town of Kalskag hit 70 below zero.
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