Fairbanks – 10th snowiest winter on record

Roofs collapsing, along with an unusually high number of damaged structures.

11 May 2018 – Fairbanks experienced its tenth snowiest winter on record this year, leading to roofs collapsing and an unusually high number of damaged structures.

There have also been a record number of houses damaged this year due to” fluctuating weather.”

One Financial Insurance representative here in Fairbanks has seen more than 100 claims between Fairbanks and Anchorage- just in the last month. Restoration companies have also noticed a high number of distressed homes due to snow load and ice damming.

http://www.webcenter11.com/content/news/Above-average-number-of-homes-destroyed-by-snow-this-winter-482445341.html

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link


8 thoughts on “Fairbanks – 10th snowiest winter on record

  1. wondering??
    are these newer homes n biz/storage/barns?
    I would have thought theyd be ready for a lot of snow up there..
    or did they fall for warmist claptrap n drop building codes?

    • Fairbanks is usually very cold in winter and gets but little snow, maybe a foot. Weather patterns this year brought in warmer, damper air.

      It’s just a local anomaly. No one should be extrapolating that to global trends.

  2. Storms ripped through western Kansas from Wallace County to Ness County in a swath 10 to 15 miles wide on May 14. Wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour and hail from pea-sized to baseball-sized broke out windows, dented cars and tore siding off of houses.

    Wheat fields in the area weren’t spared either. Fields that were already suffering from drought stress were completely destroyed by the “great white combine.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbUct8LtCHs

    • Fairbanks is well into the mainland of Alaska. Typically it gets snow, but not like one of the coastal cities like Anchorage. The air masses moving inland have usually drop much of their moisture by the time they reach Fairbanks. It does get gold their. My daughter cued me in oin how to freeze dry your clothes, though she did literally break a pair of pants of a synthetic a few years ago. What I find intriguing is that Fairbanks indeed much of interior Alaska was supposedly warmer than usual. That particular correlation (warmer and “wetter” – snow is water afterall) was business as usual during the last glacial epoch. The Holocene has usually been the opposite – cooler and “wetter.” We just might be seeing the start of something bigger than a “mini-ice age.”

  3. Srinagar: Hail Storm wreaked havoc in several areas of Karnah Tangdarh in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, causing damage to crops and walnut trees.

    The hailstorm on Friday afternoon caused extensive damage to orchards and crop fields in many areas of Tangdarh Karnh including Tangdar, Gumal, Nowpora, Hajinar, Bagbela, Shamspora, Badwan, Tangdar Naar, Shatkula and Lootha.

    The hailstorm which continued for at least four minutes damaged crops and walnut trees as well, causing huge damage to the farmers and growers.

    Strong hailstorm was also reported in Khag area of Budgam District that resulted in extensive damage to apple and vegetable crops.

    Meanwhile, the farmers and growers appealed government to provide compensation to them.
    https://freepresskashmir.com/2018/05/18/massive-hailstorm-damage-crops-walnut-trees-wreaks-havoc-in-karnah-villages/

  4. sott.net has been running a lot of these items in its earthchanges category too..india and pakistan have copped a lot lately

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