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Snow buries Cordova, Valdez; Nome sees record breaking cold

Latest storm dumps 42 inches on Valdez; in Nome, it's bitter cold


Anchorage Daily News

Published: January 7th, 2012 12:37 AM

Last Modified: January 7th, 2012 01:10 AM

Records are being broken or challenged by blizzards in Prince William Sound and cold temperatures in Nome.

A glut of snow during the first week of 2012 choked roads in Valdez and Cordova and collapsed warehouse roofs in both of the Prince William Sound cities, which were still digging out Friday as the snowfall threatened to continue into the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, Valdez received 42 inches in the most recent storm, for a total of more than 18 feet this winter and a snow depth of an even 6 feet. Cordova saw about the same, the weather service says, and forecasts for the weekend indicate more is on the way....