Warm Weather Forces Changes Ahead of Iditarod Race - NYTimes.com
During last year’s snow season, defined as July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, Anchorage had 134.5 inches of snow, according to Jake Crouch, a climate scientist with the National Climatic Data Center. This season’s tally in Anchorage was 39.2 inches, through Wednesday.March 2012: Alaska's largest city eyes snow record - Weather | NBC News
Global warming could also be a factor because it is supposed to increase weather extremes, climate scientists say.Average Annual Snowfall Totals in Alaska
"When you start to see the extreme events become more common, that's when you can say that it is a consequence of global warming," University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver said.
[Anchorage 74.5 inches]