November snowfall already in top 10 for Fairbanks winters
It's been a snowy winter so far in the Interior, and this month already ranks in Fairbanks' top 10 snowiest Novembers... with a week still to go.
This November's snowfall in the Interior is currently sitting at 29.3 inches - six inches above the average of 23.3 by this date.
According to meteorologist, Melissa Kreller, at the National Weather Service, November of last year saw only about 4.4 inches of snow.
Kreller says the interior's snowfall this year is ranked at 8th place.
She says it wouldn't take much more snow during the next week to push this year's November snowfall into 7th place for the past century.
Melissa Kreller; Meteorologist, National Weather Service>>: "Last year was drier obviously with only 4.4 inches and so right now were just above where we normally are which is about 6 inches, at 29.3 inches. So we've just had a little bit more weather events that have moved through that given us that snowfall. If we get 1.4 inches by November 30th at the end of the day, will actually meet the 2015 record which is in 7th place right now. It'll be a close tie because we actually have in the next snow that's expected to come into Fairbanks will be on the November 30ths so will see if we meet that 1.4 inches."