80-foot snow pile left in AnchorageJuly 9th, 2012 at 1:00 am by Bill Steffen 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.