ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The season got off to a slow start. The first snow didn't arrive until the 30th of October. But each month from November to February experienced above-normal snowfall. November saw the greatest snowfall with 32.4", close to three-times the average for the month.
By March, Anchorge was on pace to shatter the record, but a slightly below normal month somewhat dimmed the chances of breaking the 1954-55 record. Going into April, 3.3" were still needed to become the snowiest year ever recorded.
Records have been kept at or very near the current location near the Ted Stevens International Airport since 1953.