Easter 'Snowmageddon' Breaks Records in Fairbanks, Alaska

Heavy snowfall broke records in Fairbanks, Alaska, over the Easter weekend, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Rick Thoman of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy said snowfall between March 29 and April 4 in Fairbanks would be “at least” 21 inches, surpassing the previous record of 16.9 inches in 1948.

The NWS said a separate record had been broken for the highest snowfall on April 3, surpassing a previous record set in 2016.

Fairbanks resident Gretchen Van Geest shared this footage on April 4, describing the Easter weekend snowfall as “snowmageddon.” Credit: Gretchen Van Geest via Storyful