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In Fairbanks, the first snow typically falls in September and the snowpack is usually established by the middle of October and remains until May.
With snow covering the ground for that long, I can understand why the Alaskans mark the first signs of snow as a "termination." I know if I lived there I would hate to see the summer end.
My A-Z theme of Alaska is inspired by my debut novel, Polar Night, which is set in Fairbanks and the Alaskan Arctic. Click here for all the info on the book.