Flew Army UH-1H helicopters out of Fort Richardson, AK back in the 1970. Had one trip to Yakatat down toward southeastern. It snowed a foot overnight and folks looked out their windows in the morning and said, "Oh, it snowed last night."
Ketchikan is the word's northernmost rainforest, so when it snows, it doesn't stop. A foot? By the end of winter, we had over 30 feet. Some of it would melt off, but still, you would be walking down the sidewalk in downtown Ketchikan, in places that were away from the streets, with walls of snow on either side of you that were way over your head.