80-foot snow pile left in Anchorage

July 9th, 2012 at 1:00 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  This is a picture of a huge snow pile 80-feet high on the Fourth of July (from KTUU).  It’s left over from the snowiest winter that Anchorage ever had (132.6″).  They estimate the pile is 280,000 cubic yards!   Anchorage has had high temps. of 58-56-55-55 the last 4 days (average high 65) and for the year so far they are 2.5 degrees cooler than average.  Juneau AK had their wettest June ever with 6.69″ of rain.  They had only 2 days all month without measurable rain.  High temperatures averaged 4.4 deg. cooler than average at Fairbanks during the last week of June.  Kotzebue’s average high temperature of 49 in June was 1.8 degrees cooler than average.  The Tanana River in the interior is running bankfull.

8 Responses to “80-foot snow pile left in Anchorage”

  1. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Ohhh…and look how nice and CLEAN that pile is! :)

    1. Jack says:

      Ya, I noticed that too. It looks more like a pile of sh………

      1. Kimoeagle says:

        Yeah… almost as high as that pile of sh— that our politicians have been generating at our nation’s capitol. IMHO: It’s a shame that we can’t put all that crap to good use and spread it on our fields out here!

    2. GunLakeDeb says:

      Not much is paved in Alaska (it’s almost a shock to arrive in Anchorage and actually see CONCRETE!); and since much of the state is volcanic, I suspect they used ground-up lava to improve traction, considering that it’s probably too cold for salt to work? So yeah – the snow piles would probably be ugly…

  2. WickedTwister says:

    Thought I’d mention we are gonna start selling sweet corn 2day :) we had to account the dry weather, having to pump water and irrigate it which used lots of electricity and how tht all affected the pricing plus corn being more expensive generally. So we decided we were gonna see for $4.00 doz or 40 cents a ear. Hope the selling season goes smooth! Would be nice to get more rain but I’ll go with the cooler nights which help move the sugars in the corn better :)

    1. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

      Mmm, corn! I’ve been hoping things were going okay for the farmers with this weather. The corn out here looks spiky and sad.

  3. bearoaks16027uv says:

    We bought corn at Meijer for 9 cents an ear.

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      They had it at 10 cents an ear at WalMart here in the Wisconsin Dells. This is what’s called a “loss-leader”. They lose money at 9 cents an ear, but that deal leads you to come to the store to buy more than just corn. We bought six ears.

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