First Snow of Season Blankets Anchorage Hillside
Anchorage saw a seasonal scene change Saturday as residents woke to find a blanket of snow covering Alaska’s largest city.
And if it feels a little early, that’s because it is: The average first snowfall in Anchorage isn’t until Oct. 17, according to the National Weather Service. The earliest recorded snowfall in the city came Sept. 20, 1947.
Here are some weather service measurements from around town: