... Cooler than normal weather continues for Anchorage...
The high temperature for Saturday may 18th 2013 peaked at 40 degrees
at the National Weather Service forecast office on Sand Lake Road.
It eclipses the previous low maximum temperature record of 45
degrees set on may 18th 1922. This Marks the third day in a row that
the daily high temperature set a new low maximum temperature record.
The record for measurable snowfall was extended one more day on the
18th as 0.1 inches was recorded. This snowfall makes the 2012-2013
snow season the longest since records began in 1917... with 232 days
between the first measurable snowfall on September 29th 2012 to the
last measurable snowfall on may 18th. The previous mark of 231 days
was set yesterday... which broke the 230 day season set in
In addition... the 0.1 inches of snow that fell yesterday at the
National Weather Service set a new daily snowfall record... breaking
the previous record of a trace set on may 18th 1966.