Thursday, January 12, 2012

Alaskan Town Buried Under 20 Feet of Snow

While much of the country hasn't felt Old Man Winter's icy touch yet this season, conditions in one Alaskan town may be a sign of what's soon to come.

Although many cities across the U.S. exhausted their winter weather budgets last year, many of those budgets remain untouched in 2012, leaving some people wondering if winter has taken the year off.

"I don't even think you can call this winter since it's been so hot," one person said.

"This winter is pretty insane. I don't think it's ever been as hot," another person remarked.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1,700 record highs have already been set this winter, and only 16 percent of the country is covered by snow. Read More