But while that snowbound town has seen far more powder than Kodiak this winter, it was enjoying a day of blue skies as Kodiakans were pulling their cars out of a second day of record snowfall.
By 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, 4.8 inches of snow had fallen at the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport. That mark beat the previous record of 4.4 inches, set in 1988.
On Tuesday, 5.3 inches of snow fell, breaking the old record of 4 inches, set in 1976.
And while Kodiak hasn't been enjoying records to Cordova's extreme, it has seen snow totals far greater than normal. Through the first 18 days of January, Kodiak has seen 36.4 inches of snow. That makes this January the fifth-snowiest on record, and there's still 13 days left in the month.
The snowiest January on record came in 2004 and saw 40.4 inches of powder. One more snowfall on Wednesday's scale would put Kodiak over the top.
The snow depth as measured by the weather service — 16 inches — is actually one inch less than it was on the same date last year. That year, however, had seen only 32.2 inches of snowfall in the winter to date. Kodiak has seen more snowfall than that in this January alone.
Kodiak is forecast to see a break in the snow action today, but Friday's prediction is for more flakes.
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