It’s Impossible To Forget These 5 Horrific Winter Storms That Have Gone Down In Alaska History

If Alaska is known for one thing, its our brutal snow. We’re well known for having winter storms in Alaska that contain larger amounts of snow compared to the rest of the United States. However, we’ve had some Alaska snowfall records that were well above average. In some cases, we’ve even broken world records! We all know that when Alaska does snow, we do it well.

Do you remember any of these winter storms in Alaska? Are there any other blizzards you would add to this list? Share your experiences in the comments!

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Natural Disasters In Alaska

October 01, 2021

What other major blizzards in Alaska have affected the state?

We already mentioned it above, but the 1963 winter storm in Alaska that hit Thompson Pass was one of the worst the state has ever seen. We’ve also got a great article on Valdez, one of the snowiest towns in Alaska. There, dealing with snow is just a normal part of life!

What are the worst natural disasters in Alaska?

In 1971, we it a horrible deep freeze where temperatures in some areas were down to -81 degrees Fahrenheit! Sadly, since we are such a large state, we have of course had many terrible natural disasters. One that many people still remember today is the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The death toll was 131. We also frequently have terrible wildfires and occasional avalanches.

What are some other horrible disasters in Alaska?

The Exxon oil spill was a terrible event, and we have also had some dreadful wildfires. We have also had a number of horrific plane crashes, like the 1995 Boeing E-3 Sentry crash. Accidents sometimes happen anywhere.