Snow = cold and if you have arthritis it also equals chilled bones. In other words when there is snow around it is bone chilling cold!! Alaska is a place that normally gets snow in winter, but it seems that Alaska is getting too much snow at the present time!!
This article explains what is happening and the reason for the snow dumps:
The record snowfall is the result of two atmospheric patterns “that are conspiring to send an unending series of storms into Alaska,” said Jeff Masters, a meteorologist who runs Weather Underground, a meteorology service that tracks strange and extreme weather.
For the second winter in a row, the Pacific weather phenomenon known as La Nina is affecting the weather. But instead of plentiful snow in the Lower 48, Alaska is getting slammed because of the second weather pattern.
That’s called the Arctic Oscillation and it has been strong this year, changing air patterns to the south and keeping the coldest winter air locked up in the Arctic.