Got your snow tires on?
Valdez, Alaska, usually gets 300 inches (that over 7.5 metres!) of snow per year. To put that into perspective, that amount of show would bury your 2-story house. But on Wednesday they may have seen their heaviest snow ever: a record 10 inches of snow fell in 60 minutes, followed by another 5 inches in 30 minutes: 15 inches in an hour-and-a-half.
But that was only part of the storm: over 12 hours, 40 inches of snow accumulated; over five days, more than six feet of snow has fallen, with another two feet expected through the end of today.
Valdez’s 4,000 residents were temporarily trapped when a 200-foot-long avalanche buried the only road in and out of town under 20 feet(!) of snow Wednesday.
No if you’ll excuse me… I need to go and buy a shovel.