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By Dan Rudy 

Snow a reminder to use winter sense


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Snow piles up around the lampposts and totem outside Wrangell's Post Office Sunday, following the first snowstorm of the season.

Autumn came to a sudden end as a low pressure system swept Southeast over the weekend, bringing a heaping helping of snow to Wrangell.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service issued a weekend winter storm warning Saturday for Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell and Hyder. A low pressure system pushed across the Gulf of Alaska, bringing warm, moist air into the area and creating the potential for blizzard conditions.

In Juneau and Petersburg, about ten inches of snowfall was recorded over the weekend, with snow tapering off late Sunday. The Juneau Weather Forecast Office was unable to measure...

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