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Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Alaska can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.
This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Anchorage, the snowiest place in Alaska.
So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Alaska cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Alaska with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Last Frontier.
What's the snowiest place in Alaska with more than 5,000 people? That would be Anchorage with an average annual snowfall of 93.3 inches.
Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.
The 10 Snowiest Cities In Alaska For 2022
How We Determined The Cities In Alaska With The Most Snow
In order to rank the snowiest cities in Alaska, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Last Frontier get the most annual snowfall.
Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:
- Anchorage -- 93.3 inches
- Juneau -- 78.2 inches
- Fairbanks -- 59.2 inches
There's a complete chart at the bottom.
If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Alaska with at least snow snowfall:
- Ketchikan -- 30.7 inches
- Sitka -- 45.2 inches
- Chena Ridge -- 59.2 inches
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Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Alaska