Heaviest September snowstorm in 23 Years hits Fairbanks, Alaska

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Alaska’s first snow of the season is their heaviest September snow in 23 years.

With 6.7 inches in Fairbanks, this was the city’s third heaviest calendar-day September snow on record, topped only by Sep. 13, 1992 (7.8 inches) and Sep. 29, 1972 (7 inches).

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Alaskans have already broken out winter coats as 6.7 inches of snow fell on the city of Fairbanks Friday, turning the city into a winter wonderland.

Some are having fun:

 

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This is the heaviest September snowstorm in 23 years.

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And others are struggling, for example in Christine Wells:

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As reported by Weather.com: ‘[…] this was the city’s heaviest September snow event since a four-day, 17.3-inch snow blitz from Sep. 11-14, 1992. Fairbanks only averages 1.9 inches of snow during the month of September. […]’

 

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Another wintry scene from Fairbanks:

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At College Hills north of downtown Fairbanks 9 inches of snow have been measured:

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10 inches of snow were also reported in the hills near Nenana west-southwest of Fairbanks along the Parks Highway.

This is quite a sharp temperature turnaround when you think about the first months of 2015, where Alaska reached record-high temperatures and was scarced by hundreds of wildfires.

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