Record snowfall blankets Petersburg


December 16, 2021

Photo courtesy of Katie Holmlund and Submitted photo

On the left photo: The Kinder Skog kids found a nice giant pile of plowed snow at Eagles Roost Park last Friday. Ryle McGrath attempted a snow angel but ended up swallowed by the five feet of accumulated snow. The right photo: The Kaiulani submerged underwater in South Harbor Saturday before it was refloated on Sunday.

Plows and shovels became commonplace in Petersburg last week after record-breaking snowfall covered the town while Public Works, the Alaska Department of Transportation, businesses, homeowners, and everyone in between cleared roads and paths to keep the snow at bay.

Last year only a total of 9.1 inches of accumulated snowfall had been seen by this time-a drastic contrast to this winter which, according to the National Weather Service in Juneau, has seen the third-highest snowfall on record in Petersburg with 63.7 inches of accumulated snowfall so far.

Though the NWS has records in Petersbur...

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