If the snow forecast for Fairbanks verifies over the next 48 hours, the 30-day running total will exceed the 30-day normal total. That is actually a somewhat unusual occurrence in the last several years. Since the winter of 2007-2008, the 30-day running snow total has been below normal for 70.6% of the time in the months of November through March. By comparison, the 30-day running snow total for Anchorage has been above normal 58.4% of the time in the months of November through March. Note 1: the 30-day snow deficit of -10.9" on 11/9 was the largest during the time period in question. Since this is the snowiest time of year, it is not surprising that the largest deficit was recorded during this time frame. Note 2: the daily snow normals are from the 1981-2010 climate normal period.
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