Haines breaks record with heavy snowfall

Haines School closes for the first time in eight years


January 30, 2020

John Hagen

Haines Harbormaster Shawn Bell and son Luke clear snow from the floats of the Haines Small Boat Harbor Saturday Jan. 26, 2020.

Sunday's 23.5-inch snowfall was a 24-hour record for the Chilkat Valley, according to NOAA forecaster Caleb Cravens. The previous record was set in 2004 with 22 inches.

Downtown Haines received more than 50 inches of snow over the weekend and int...

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