Okay, so it goes like this, first frost, Sept. 25. First snowfall, Sept. 29.
Welcome to Bizarro Weather Land!
We usually don't get the first snowfall until well into October. And usually it melts and so on a few times before it really sticks around. So to get at least 6 inches of snow overnight is so very strange. I suppose decades ago it wasn't so strange, but honestly, this has been a weird year for weather in Alaska. While everyone in the Lower 48 was roasting in the heat, we had rain most of the summer. Usually that means we've gotten most of our precipitation already so it will be a much less snowy winter. But noooOOOOOooooo! Inquiring minds want to know if we are going to have a giant snow load this year! If this is any indication....everyone get your generators up and ready for operation....
On the other hand, there isn't any way to know at all what kind of a winter this will be. The weather has gone crazy. This stuff could actually melt off, and is melting off as I type. Still. I'll keep you posted.