Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Remember last year, when global warming caused record snowfall in Anchorage? This year, global warming has allegedly caused only 39 inches of snow to fall, 35 inches short of average (with a lot of winter left)

Warm Weather Forces Changes Ahead of Iditarod Race -
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.

"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.
Average Annual Snowfall Totals in Alaska
[Anchorage 74.5 inches]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They had to reroute the Yukon Quest because of too much snow at the summit.

“They had so much snow up on top of the summit, and with the winds they’ve had in the last few days, it’s made the conditions completely impassable for snow machines and by extension, the sled-dog teams.”