New year, new snowfall record


January 6, 2022

Photo courtesy of Carin Christensen

Matte Kandoll pushes his snowblower to help clear the snow from the roof of Rae C. Stedman Elementary on Tuesday. Dozens of volunteers stepped up to help reopen the school to students.

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...

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