Spring snow falls in Southcentral Alaska
A late season snowstorm has brought accumulating snow to Southcentral. Anchorage picked up 1.3 inches of snow on Tuesday — the first measurable precipitation since late-February. An additional 4.7 inches fell from midnight through 7 a.m., Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Sand Lake. This brings the season total up to more than 78 inches, with that number expected to grow by the end of the day.
Other areas of the bowl received more, with unofficial reports of up to 7 inches storm total in south Anchorage. According to Alyeska’s snow report, about a foot fell at the base of the mountain, with almost two feet at the top of the mountain.
The heaviest snowfall will continue to fall through midday, tapering to scattered snow showers for the afternoon. Then, a pattern change begins Thursday in Southcentral. Temperatures will warm into the 40s across the area, allowing the fresh snow to melt. This may lead to continued slippery road conditions through the weekend.