It's been a wintery start to the new year statewide
January 6, 2022
High winds, deep snow, below-zero temperatures, frozen pipes, canceled flights and ice-covered everything - it was not a merry Christmas or a happy new year for many Alaskans.
Ketchikan endured its coldest-ever Christmas, and the next day, too, shivering to a low of zero degrees on both days, breaking a 57-year-old record for Christmas Day. It was cold enough to freeze saltwater in shoreline areas of Bar Harbor, City Float, Mud Bight and Ward Cove.
The 350 residents of Hydaburg, on the southwest side of Prince of Wales Island, went without water for five days when the intake system at the c...