"Deep Snow" an article by Craig Medred

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As yet another warm Gulf of Alaska storm slammed into the 49th state’s urban underbelly on Tuesday, pushing temperatures to near 40 degrees on the slopes of the Chugach Mountains above Anchorage,  the shrinking, growing, shrinking glaciers of the north were once again in the news.

“Scientists stunned by massive snowfall increases among Alaska’s highest peaks,” read the headline above a Washington Post story reporting what most Alaska mountaineers have known for a long time now:

Warm, moisture-laden storms that come roaring north across the Pacific Ocean from down near Hawaii to dump rain on Anchorage and the surrounding area in any month from October through July can generate big snows as they push deeper into the state and higher into the Alaska Range mountains.

"Deep Snow" an article by Craig Medred

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