Valdez is known as the "Snow Capital of Alaska," where seasonal snowfall can
exceed 560 inches, more snow than any sea-level station in the United States.
Besides normal NWSFO duties, NWS Valdez office serves as the regional hub for
the collection of ship observations via satellite telephone. L-R: Rob Brooks,
Gordon May, Debra Elliott, OIC, Wendy Zwickl, and Ron Williams.