A new record of Alaska — the longest winter

May 22, 2013. The first time in more than 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska Winter lingered so long. Duration of the current cold season of the year and the availability of snow here already exceeded 232 days. A new record has been made possible thanks to the fact that at the end of last week in Anchorage 7 mm of snow fell. Winter, thus lasted for two days, and the record of 230 days of the 1981-1982 season could not resist.

Suddenly appeared in the May precipitation as snow complicated the traffic situation on the roads of the region. From a small frost road surface was slippery, leading to a 22-m accidents in which four people were injured and 37 vehicles.

In addition to records relating to the extension of winter, snow and cold weather front managed to create the conditions for the coldest day of 17 May (up to £ 15 ° C) and to secure the greatest amount of precipitation. Spring snowstorms were on par with the winter, as the wind speed reached during some 24 km / h

Source: EcoWars.tv

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