Skip to comments.Snowstorm Aftermath - January 6, 2012 - Cordova, Alaska (Video)
Posted on 01/08/2012 12:45:03 AM PST by JohnKinAK
Cordova got a record snow fall, this is a good video posted on youtube.
You’re probably used to this but this is the first I’m hearing about this storm. Its been warm here in Southern Michigan.
If you are going to show a disaster in your town, you probably would be better not to show it in a homey, normal rockwell, photo album motif. Yes cute technology, but it comes across as folksy not sending the message of urgency.... just so you know.
14 of us seniors played softball Friday morning in Warren. Temps at that time were in mid 40's.
Getting ready to go out again this morning but it's only 25 right now. Hopefully when the sun comes up it will warm up to at least the mid 30's. That's acceptable as long as there's plenty of sun and no wind.........
Supposed to warm up again over the next few days.
Paw Paw 1967 or 1966 ? was a good snow..... :o) drifts were over our house an halfway up the barn. Even the snowmobiles were bogged down. Epic storms.... Pray the folks in Cordova dig out safely. Great video ...
Here in S.E. Michigan, the boaters who leave their boats in the water in the marinas typically have "bubblers" around their boats to prevent the water from freezing around and damaging the boats. I didn't see any on those boats that were in the marinas......
Great video. I loved the Norman Rockwell feel it had to it. Some people aren’t happy if you’re not in a panic.
John didn’t create the video, a gal by the name of Rochelle Van Den Broek did. And FWIW, the video was a hit with the newspaper up there, the Alaska Dispatch, so they obviously weren’t as concerned about it’s presentation as you are.
You are right though. Unless you have minorities huddling in shelters, waiting for the government to come help them and blaming it all on some Republican who happens to hold office at the time, there is not much of a story for the media to cover.
I don't think it was any big storm that buried the Valdez/Cordova area. They seem to have gotten a bunch of moderate storms, one after the other. The area is getting another 3-6 inches today with more forecast later in the week. This part of the state gets a lot of precipitation but normally they get a lot of rain as well as snow so it rarely piles up like it has. Their climate is somewhat similar to Seattle and Vancouver. At least they are not dealing with severe cold like they do in the interior of Alaska.
Unless they get some rains, this snow is not going to melt away anytime soon. Sun rises just before 10AM and sets around 4PM so they only get about six hours of weak sunlight. However, they are adding 3-4 minutes per day of sunlight this time of year so spring is coming!
That was a high quality video and entertaining.
Please, don’t remind me of last winter, my back still hurts! Although we never received as much snow as in this video.
Did you see them shoveling their walkways? The snow looked at least 10 feet high on each side!
We got a few flakes last week. This winter seems to be the polar opposite of last year....in which I am grateful for. =)
The man at the gas station seemed to be the only one in the video who had his car in the garage. For some reason (perhaps jealousy, lol) that is one thing that stands out for me whenever there is snow here.
Whatever happened to the kids walking around, offering their snow removal services for a fee? I would have paid big bucks!
Freakin whiner. A little snow and the man’s all like, “OMG there’s snow, lets emergency, LOL!”
One of the worst cases of Global Warming I’ve ever seen.
Probably shoveling their own homes out.......or they were eaten by their starving parents. In towns like that where food trucks can't get in, it's usually the children who are first to go.
That is not my town. I’ve watched, as I was shoveling myself out, it was ALL adult neighbors shoveling themselves out.
I am not in the city of NY, I live in the suburbs. NY is a strange state, divided into 3 separate “units”.
1-Long Island, 2-the city (5 boroughs), 3-upstate.
Beautiful downtown Cordova! I haven’t been there in years, but the fishermen better get down there and get their boats shoveled off... LOL!
S.E. Michigan = fresh water, little water exchange - freezes quickly, freezes at 32 deg.
Cordova, AK = SALT water, lots of water exchange (tides and currents) - freezes slowly, freezes at 28 deg.
Someones attorney needs to contact the engineer.
for 18 foot wet snow loads?
They have called out the national Guard to assist the elderly in shoveling paths and snow off of structure.
They get the wet snow, up here a ways north and just a couple of stop lights north of Wasilla we get a drier snow, I have 2’ on the roof and I am not too worried, I built the roof with extra support.
Its actually warmed up a bit. I am above zero, must be global warming.
But the big news is all about Nome and the Russian fuel tanker full of imported diesel and unleaded gas that crawling along at 2-5mph through the ice behind a Coast Guard icebreaker. The fuel came from overseas, I would think they will put a lot more effort to get that “Road to Nome” now, of course making a strategic fuel delivery mistake helped the cause I could say.
At minimum, I would have the applicable design codes reviewed.
At minimum, I would have the applicable design codes reviewed.
You are joking, of course ... There are few structures that can withstand 18 feet snow load. Certainly, in a town of 2000 consisting of commercial fishermen, cannery workers, shop keepers etc, there is not enough money to build such a thing for a once in a lifetine event.
Those boats in the harbor - mostly purse seiners - don’t grow on trees, (and neither does the shipyard work). Expect to pay $100K-500K per copy. Not much left for erecting something like FishCamp - a pole building - built by fish money. Whatever they build has to be barged in - weight and length costs.
For a flat roof I agree. For a sloped roof, I question if buildup of more than a few feet should be possible.
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