Anchorage residents have seen their fair share of the heavy snowfall Alaska's been hit with this season -- slightly more than 81.4 inches in the city, according to Channel 2's Jackie Purcell.
The extra powder comes as many parts of the Lower 48 are seeing a warmer, drier winter. The Chicago Tribune says the city may soon break its record for the least-snowiest start to winter.
As he was shoveling the walk in front of his office in Downtown Anchorage, Peter Freeman said he loves the snow.
“I love it ‘cause it’s warmer,” Freeman said.
Many Alaskans agree, especially those who are into outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding -- but not everyone is pleased by this long and cold winter, with temperatures dipping below zero in parts of Anchorage.
“I’m ready for it to stop, I’m ready for it go to away,” said Cindy Liggett. “I’m not a winter person. I don’t like the snow.”
The U.S. Forest Service, along with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is watching the avalanche danger with the storm expected to hit overnight and into Tuesday.
"We expect (the avalanche danger) to rise to 'considerable' tomorrow," said Graham Predeger with the Forest Service. "So that means human-triggered avalanches are probable, and natural avalanches are likely."
The forest service says the wind can be the most unpredictable force that increases avalanche risk.
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