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Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 4:32 pm | Updated: 1:50 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Forecasters are backing down from an earlier prediction that Alaska's largest city could see its seasonal snow broken this weekend.

The National Weather Service forecaster Christian Cassell says that as of Friday afternoon, eight-tenths of an inch was recorded. Cassell says snow fell steadily part of the day, but some melted in above freezing temperatures before it could be officially measured.

That puts the seasonal snow fall at 130.2 inches, only 2.5 inches short of breaking the record of 132.6 inches set in the winter of 1954-55.

Cassell says the forecast calls for an inch of snow overnight Friday.

That would fall 1.5 inches short of a new record.

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