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).
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:
This is the heaviest September snowstorm in 23 years.
And others are struggling, for example in Christine Wells:
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. […]’
Another wintry scene from Fairbanks:
At College Hills north of downtown Fairbanks 9 inches of snow have been measured:
10 inches of snow were also reported in the hills near Nenana west-southwest of Fairbanks along the Parks Highway.