Storm snowfall totals ranged up to 26 inches in Girdwood

Bill Roth

In a storm that started Friday and continued into Sunday, Alaska's largest city received the most snowfall so far this winter.

The 81/2 inches measured in Anchorage at the National Weather Service office in Sand Lake on Saturday was a daily record for Dec. 14. The storm dropped an official total of more than 13 inches there, with nearly 21 inches falling on the Hillside and 26 inches in Girdwood, according to the U.S. Weather Service.

Residents in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley saw a little less, with about 3 inches of snow in Palmer, 41/2 inches in Talkeetna, 71/2 inches in Big Lake and nearly 91/2 inches in Willow, the Weather Service said.

Forecasts for Southcentral Alaska -- including Anchorage, the Mat-Su and the Kenai Peninsula -- called for clearing skies Monday and Tuesday and more snowfall possible by midweek.


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