ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Heavy snow is falling in Alaska's largest city, adding to what already has been the snowiest period for AnchHeavy snow is falling in Alaska's largest city, adding to what already has been the snowiest period for Anchorage since records have been kept.orage since records have been kept.
The National Weather Service predicted a snowfall of 8 to 16 inches Thursday. It began snowing shortly before midnight and the rate was increasing by 4:30 a.m.
A meteorologist says if the pace of snowfall keeps up through spring, Anchorage is on track to have the snowiest winter ever, surpassing the previous record of 132.8 inches in 1954-1955.
About 150 miles to the southeast, the Prince William Sound community of Cordova has already been buried under 172 inches of snow since Nov. 1 and is trying to dig out from recent storms.
Another 4 to 7 inches could fall Thursday.