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Old 09-19-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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Palmer gets plenty of snow. It just doesn't stay on the ground long. It all blows over into Wasilla.

Seriously, most of the open fields in Palmer seldom have more than 4-5 inches of snow on them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Thats what happens here on the delta, it snows and blows in from where ever the wind blew it in from.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:09 PM
TMA
 
Location: Alaska & Idaho
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Default Valdez

I live in Valdez. It snows a lot... a-hell-of-a-lot! The in town average is about 30 feet. I've seen it snow four feet in 24 hours.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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I live in Valdez. It snows a lot... a-hell-of-a-lot! The in town average is about 30 feet. I've seen it snow four feet in 24 hours.
That is snow, real snow falls in feet, not inches
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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My first trip to Valdez, I was in the Aspen and was in a room on the second floor. I looked out on Egan from my window. After dinner, I went to look out the window, and what I noticed first was the mountain of plowed snow that towered over my window.

Then I noticed I couldn't see Egan at all. Bit I could see the little antenna balls moving over the top of the plowed snow along the road.

Going down the road the next day, I noticed the lines in the snow delineating different snowfalls (dirty snow on each succeding top layer lets you know how many times it snowed). And most of the lines were 6-10 inches apart. And the snow was plowed, but the walls of snow had to be 8 feet high.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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My first trip to Valdez, I was in the Aspen and was in a room on the second floor. I looked out on Egan from my window. After dinner, I went to look out the window, and what I noticed first was the mountain of plowed snow that towered over my window.

Then I noticed I couldn't see Egan at all. Bit I could see the little antenna balls moving over the top of the plowed snow along the road.

Going down the road the next day, I noticed the lines in the snow delineating different snowfalls (dirty snow on each succeding top layer lets you know how many times it snowed). And most of the lines were 6-10 inches apart. And the snow was plowed, but the walls of snow had to be 8 feet high.
I think I will save Valdez way for summer
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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I happened to find this:

Snowfall - Average Total In Inches

As others have stated it would depend on your exact location, but lets you compare to other cities.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Wasilla
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i want to visit alaska, too.







Wait, i'm here....nevermind.
rofl!
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Wasilla
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The year you buy a snowmachine, it doesn't snow very much until you sell it, and then it dumps!
Cripes - we have the same rule here in Pennsylvania, goofy, huh?
I think it applies to snowblowers too. (Speaking of our new one last year that hubby got to use once.....)
Dawn
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