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Record snowfall in Barrow Thursday

"My day at the beach in Barrow included snow flurries, ice caps, and Palm trees made...
"My day at the beach in Barrow included snow flurries, ice caps, and Palm trees made of baleen. No need for sunscreen." -- Ash (KTUU)
Published: Jun. 10, 2016 at 1:09 PM AKDT
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A record 1.7 inches of snow fell Thursday in Barrow, shattering the old daily snowfall record for June 9. The previous record was .5 inches, set in 1992.

Though it is a little unusual for it to snow in Barrow during June, it’s not unheard of. Barrow has a record of snow falling during every month of the year. The record for a daily snowfall amount during June is 3.2 inches, which fell on June 7, 1981.

Cloudy skies are expected in Barrow Friday with a high temperature of 37F degrees and 47F degrees Saturday. Based on weather camera pictures, much of the snow has already melted.