A storm dumped more than 4 inches (10.9 cm) of snow on Anchorage over
the weekend, bringing the total snowfall for Alaska's largest city to a
record 11.2 feet (3.4 meters) for the year, the National Weather Service
said on Sunday.
The official snow tally was 134.5 inches (3.42
meters), 1.9 inches (4.8 cm) above the previous record set in the winter
of 1954-1955, the weather service said.
The average for winter snowfall in Anchorage over the past 30 years is 74.5 inches (1.89 meters), the agency said.
abundant snow has strained the city's street-clearing budget. From
October through March, the city spent $11.9 million on snow removal,
compared to $8.1 million over the same period last winter, according to a
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