Weekend snowfall pushes Anchorage’s season total over 100 inches

The arrival of a fresh round of snow over the weekend helped Anchorage surpass 100 inches of total snowfall for this season, according to the National Weather Service.

As of noon Monday, 104.6 inches of snow has been recorded in Anchorage this winter season, the weather service said. That makes this the seventh-snowiest winter on record, surpassing the 102.4 inches that fell in the 1989-90 season.

The 2011-12 winter season holds the record for the most snow, with more than 134 inches falling in Anchorage that year.

Anchorage was pummeled with a series of storms in December that dropped a significant amount of snow over a short period of time. The weather service recorded more than 41 inches that fell over 11 days. The storms forced school closures and temporarily shut down Anchorage buses, and the resulting snow took weeks to remove from city streets.

The city was treated to warming temperatures and a handful of sunny days over the past weeks, but a storm system brought fresh snow this past weekend, creating slick driving conditions and prompting a blizzard warning for the areas of Portage Valley and Whittier.