4-8 inches of snow expected overnight, this morning

Northbound traffic on Egan Drive is slowed to one lane as a vehicle is pulled out of the ditch at the intersection of Egan and Channel drives during the lunch hour on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service’s Juneau Forecast Office issued a winter storm warning for Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Local meteorologists expect between 4 and 8 inches of snowfall from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, with an accumulation of 6 to 12 inches possible by tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday, Juneau received at least 4 inches of snow between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., plus a reported 8 inches downtown, according to Warning Coordination Meteorologist Joel Curtis.

“It seems like for this particular November, we’ve got a good start on winter,” Curtis said by phone. “We could really stack it up.”

Juneau has seen a total of 27.5 inches of snow measured at the airport so far this month, which is 14.4 inches above normal. The normal for November for this day, which is the 30-year average for the month of November, is 13.1 inches.

Curtis says although the amount of snowfall is higher than normal, “we’re not even close” to setting any records.

The record amount of snowfall on one day during the day time in the month of November is 19.1 inches in 2006. The record amount of total snowfall for the entire month of November in Juneau is 68.9 inches in 1994.

For more information on the forecast, visit 1.usa.gov/tWAwvt.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.


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