Record Snowfall – Winter Arrives Early In Barrow, Alaska

Record Snowfall – Winter Arrives Early In Barrow, Alaska (Ice Age Now, Sep 4, 2014):

Heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September.

Barrow, Alaska, was blanketed by its first significant snowfall of the season Tuesday, turning the town into a winter wonderland just one day after Labor Day.


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Tuesday’s 4.4 inches of snow tied the third heaviest September calendar-day snow on record in Barrow. Only Sept. 13, 1987 (5.1 inches) and Setp. 9, 2003 (4.7 inches) were heavier. Tuesday was its heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September.

Meanwhile, blizzard warnings were posted for the northeast Brooks Range in northern Alaska above 1,000 feet through midday Thursday, where up to 10 inches of additional snow and wind gusts to 40 mph were expected to produce whiteout conditions and drifting snow over this remote part of the “Last Frontier.”


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“To put this into perspective, the 4.4″ would be the 4th snowiest for any December day on record, and I see last year has that spot,” says reader Ralph Fato.

Also take a look at what Oct-Nov-Dec is up against. Mostly 1920s/1930s in Top spots.

Source for this data
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=pafg


RECORD EVENT REPORT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BARROW AK… TUE SEP 2 2014

A RECORD BREAKING .42 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION AND 4.4 INCHES OF SNOW DROPPED ON BARROW SEPT 2 BREAKING PREVIOUS RECORDS OF .40 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION SET IN 1996 AND 0.8 INCHES OF SNOW SET IN 1925.

http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst.php?wmo=SXAK79PABR&type=public

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/barrow-alaska-snow-blizzard-warning-20140903

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