Skip to comments.Weather Service issues heavy snow warning (Anchorage)
Posted on 04/25/2008 8:32:30 PM PDT by Species8472
The spring storm that blanketed Anchorage with heavy snow Friday is creating trouble all around town.
Friday evening, the National Weather Service upgraded the situation from an advisory to a heavy snow warning. People should travel only in an emergency, the weather service said.
The deadline for removing studded tires was April 30 -- Wednesday. But state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan issued an emergency order Friday extending the deadline two weeks for those affected. The new deadline for those in the storm area is May 15.
Around 10 inches of snow fell during the day and another 8 to 15 inches is expected before the storm ends. Snowfall is predicted to continue all night and into Saturday.
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AlGore was probably giving a lecture on Gorebull Warming in Anchorage this week...
I have gotten close to 2 feet and I live inthe flats
feel sorry for the poor folks on the hillside.
St Paddy Day all over....
My buddy lives on the Hillside, near one of the entrances to Chugach State Park..
I have family in Eagle River.....where’s the “hillside?”
That’s a big bunch of snow this late.
ANchorage is kind f a bowl shape
I live on the flats, folsk up on the hill live on “Hillside”.
Google earth 360 and drive up
O’Mally or Abbott, Huffman roads, you’ll see what I mean.
Start at Huffman and the New Seward Hwy then head East.
THEy usually get more snow, and hurricane force winds many times in the year.
Which is why I live on the flats...
Thanks.....I suppose they are the ones who get the blowing silica/sand too....
8:30 PM and snowing in Seward. Global warming, my foot!
Wet and heavy stuff too. We lost power for a few hours earlier.
The "slush cup" should live up to it's name tomorrow!
Blizzard warning in Minnesota tonight and moving across to Michigans U.P. Here in Northwest Lower Peninsula, they say
snow possible tomorrow night. Temperatures here tonight in upper 50’s. Going down to the mid 20’s over the next couple of nights. Predicting devastation to Cherry crop and other fruit trees.
The snow is coming down fast and furious here in eastern Minnesota.
Thanks Algore for global warming you #$%&* and all the idiots that buy his slop.
I’m in Wasilla, about 45 miles from Anchorage. It’s been coming down nonstop since early morning. We have at least ten inches of really heavy wet stuff and no let up expected till morning. I took my studded tires off last week.
What is with studded tires? Why not use chains?
I have shoveled and shoveled , It was 60 plus degrees yesterday all the snow was almost gone from the front yard , now it’s about six feet high , LOL , about 3 feet so far and still coming down ... WOW !!!!
Six feet high on the sides of the driveway that is :-))
Heck, we’ve received about 3 inches so far tonight in Fargo! Isn’t this the warmer 6 months of the year?
Isn't it pretty though? /s!
Oh yes, very pretty...
From KVLY/KXJB Television Fargo, North Dakota comes word of near blizzard conditions:
"Near Blizzard conditions in the southern Valley through central Minnesota. Snow reports of 8 inches have been reported near Detroit Lakes, with more on the way."
If the blizzard conditions as written in a bulletin issued by one of your local stations is any indicator, it sounds like it's going to be long johns and down-filled jackets weather for awhile.
Chains are for BABIES! Nah, just kiddin'. Chains are a pain; you can't drive fast, they go whump-whump-whump, they fall off, they get tangled up under the car, they're a safety hazard to anybody nearby if they go a flyin', well, they beat up the tire to which they're attached, and really, they're meant to be a temporary solution.
Studded tires, however, you stick 'em on at the start of the winter season, and pretty much that's it until you remove 'em in spring. They work great, perhaps too great. They do have a rep for eating the asphalt right off the road, but they do work fine.
Here in Anchorage, I'd dare to say you see about 50% of folks drive with studs, 40% drive with all-weather tires, and 10% don't know or care what they're drivin' with. Passenger vehicles, you see nobody with chains.
East side of Anchorage....8” or so about 5pm, 18” by 9p...still coming down a bit. Temp hovering around 32F
Grrrr! This is unreal! It looks like January outside. :(
I'm glad I yanked all of the dahlias out of the ground yesterday. I planted them on Monday when it was 73 degrees and I actually got a mild sunburn.
Even though I'm a fairly petite woman, if Algore was around, I'd tackle the fat SOB and shove his face in the snow. Sorry I'm so cranky. Between "Earth Week" indoctrination at my son's school and this weather, I'm definitely in a foul mood.
Now, let me tell you how I really feel....LOL
Woke up to a nice dusting of snow in the Twin Cities this morning; GEEZ IT’S ALMOST MAY FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!
Crested Butte, CO. A record 418 inches of snowfall this year.
We had less then 3 inches of snow all year. Plenty of rain though.
852 inches at Alyeska so far this year, including the 25 inches we got last night.
The avalanche guns are booming as I type.
Turned to rain this morning, yuck what a slushy mess!
I remember that storm in ‘93 where it dumped 6 feet on Kenai/Nikiski over 2 days, then turned to rain for the next 2. Building walls collapsed, churches caved in, and 20% of all the houses in the region had severe structural damage.
My fellow pilot and snowplow business operator dubbed it “The Snowlocaust”! This one could wind up close by the way it sounds.
I share your sentiment about Al, lol. If you need help, let me know. I’m sure you wouldn’t though, he looks like he’s all fat!
Fairbanks got one inch of snow. This is a little unusual so late in the spring, but any precipitation in Fairbanks is special because this is a semi-arid region and would be a desert if it weren’t frozen. Once in a while some weather escapes over the Alaska Range and reaches Fairbanks which nearly happened a couple times this winter.
School buses have automatic chains, but cars and light trucks use either studded or Blizzak so they can go 55 mph on ice which is what we have 8 months of the year.
At least this storm settled the dust problem we were having last week!
Automatic chains? Now, there is a bit of engineering.
At least the beer bottle have gone away, for now.
Misrable driving, most evryone had switched to summer tires - tons of fender benders on hillside - O’Mally and Abot were closed for hours. Glad I live on Poverty Flats...
Last year it snowed one more time in May and then we had no summer at all. Right now it feels like we had our summer four days this week and we are back to winter for good. But, who knows.
We worried about that, but we are in the MPL district, and seem to have pretty good luck that way.
(Snort) Chains? Chains will completely mess up your tires at 80MPH.
I actually had a set of chains for my Prime Mover (1 ton) - its a 2X2 - but never used them as we drive it only in the summer.
Studes are so much better, most everyone has two sets of tires, winter and summer. And like sahoes, they sem to last longer when you can switch them out. I drive maybe 50 miles a week, so that helps as well.
Dang clever, that.
Automatic chains are a neat solution. Driver never has to get out of his driver seat.
We had studded snow tires in VA back in the sixties - but I think that they are illegal, now.
I really don’t know.
I don’t bother with chains on my plows - I figure the liability is worse than the improvement in traction.
Instead, I just refuse to plow hills.
That chain system is pretty darn cool.