New year, new snowfall record
January 6, 2022
2022 brought with it a new record snowfall on New Year's Day which has the National Weather Service in Juneau and Petersburg Borough staff worried as rain and warmer temperatures are predicted for this weekend.
Saturday saw the most snowfall and highest depth ever recorded in Petersburg on January 1 of any year with 17.5 inches of new snow for a depth of 40 inches according to data collected by the NWS.
It was just short of the most snowfall ever recorded on a single day in the month of January which was the 18 inches seen on January 18, 1971.
The snow depth was helped by the 68.1 inches of...