Anchorage’s snow melt this year among earliest on record

April 1, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Meteorologists say they measured less than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow for the first time in 102 days at the Anchorage airport Saturday, possibly marking the onset of spring.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that National Weather Service forecasters don’t expect more accumulation in the city, making this year’s snow melt the fourth earliest on record.

The mark of less than 1 inch of snow isn’t usually reached until mid-April.

Meteorologist Rebecca Anderson says the earliest melt on record was March 22, 2016.

The spring melt hits the city this year amid weeks of record-breaking high temperatures.

Anderson says the city broke or reached temperature records on seven days in March — all occurring within the month’s final two weeks.


Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com