Yes, the snow was as bad as expected. When I woke up at 4 AM, I looked outside and thought we were in the clear because there was no new snow on the back porch. I know because I could still see the yellow spots where the stupid dog has started peeing on the snow-filled deck instead of in the yard.
Stupid, gross dog.
By 6 AM it was snowing hard. Heavy snow. The kind that gets in your eyes and chips at your face when you stand outside. The kind that covers your boots and the bottoms of your pants on sidewalks that were clear yesterday. The kind of snow that piles up on the streets and causes your car to make terrible wrenching sounds every time you turn. The kind that makes you wonder if each time you stop you will be able to get moving again.
This is what the Anchorage Daily News said about the snowfall:
According to the National Weather Service we have had 81.3 inches of snow. That is a record for any season measuring it from the first snowfall through January 9. The previous record was 77 inches in 1995. The average snowfall by January 9 is 41.6 inches.
The record for total snowfall from the first flakes through spring was recorded in 1954-55 with 132.8 inches.
The local TV station (KTUU) reported tonight that after the snow today we are at between 90-95 inches.
We are on pace for a total snowfall of 180 inches.
I’m not great at math, but my friend Amy said that is 15 feet of snow.
15 FEET! Frick on a stick.
I’m thinking of adding a ‘Donate Here’ button to this page. I can’t afford all the wine it is going to take to get me through this winter.
Suck It, Snow!