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Old 09-16-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I have been doing research on many places in alaska colorado montana and my home state of idaho. I just cant find any information on the average snow depth for places like valdez wasilla and talkeetna. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I only ask because the more the better. Thanks
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Valdez.......20-50 feet of snow depending on where you are.

Wasilla.......30-60 inches

Talkeetna.....dunno about them, wunderground doesn't show it
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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Talkeetna gets...not as much as Valdez, more than Wasilla.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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Default microclimates

You have to be far more specific than just "Valdez area" or the like when you're talking about snow depth accumulation. The exact terrain makes a huge difference, particularly when there are significant terrain features like mountain ranges involved. The town of Valdez might get about fifteen-twenty feet over the entire winter, but Thompson pass probably gets at least triple that. Just over the pass it might be half of that. Your best bet to get really detailed data is to research via the avalanche experts and the natural resource management types with Game and Fish, they're typically the ones out there actually measuring snowfall, other than in the urban areas.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:08 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i would love to visit alaska and find out from the posts on CDF there are a lot of nice people there.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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The peninsula varies greatly. Some years we get dumped on in Sterling..some years we don't get diddly. Homer and Seward can get many feet of snow being on the coast, and the mountains get plenty. Girdwood probably get's the most where they are located. And thats where the ski resort is.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I want to visit Alaska, too.







Wait, I'm here....nevermind.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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You must get plenty of snow where your at Warpt. You ever get winters where you get more or less?
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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The year you buy a snowmachine, it doesn't snow very much until you sell it, and then it dumps!
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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It does that at my house too! Some years we barely get snow before Christmas...and I've seen 3 foot of snow at Halloween.
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