Subject: Winter Weather Advisory – Kenai, Soldotna, Homer & Cooper Landing

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
515 AM AKST WED JAN 30 2013
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KENAI…SOLDOTNA…HOMER…COOPER LANDING
515 AM AKST WED JAN 30 2013
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN NOW IN
EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT AKST TONIGHT…
* LOCATION…THE WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA…INCLUDING KENAI…
SOLDOTNA AND HOMER.
* ICE ACCUMULATION…UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.
* SNOW…4 TO 9 INCHES ALONG THE INLET…2 TO 4 INCHES ELSEWHERE.
* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN TO MIX WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN BY
LATE THIS MORNING ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN KENAI
PENINSULA AS WELL AS IN THE KACHEMAK BAY AREA. PRECIPITATION
WILL THEN CHANGE TO ALL RAIN ALONG AND NEAR KACHEMAK BAY IN THE
AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION IN THESE AREAS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT.
MEANWHILE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECT TO REMAIN ALL SNOW ALONG AND

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NEAR THE INLET INCLUDING KENAI AND SOLDOTNA. SNOW WILL VARY IN
INTENSITY THROUGH THE DAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED LATE
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.
* IMPACTS…ROADS AND OTHER EXPOSED SURFACES MAY BECOME SLICK.
TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE LIMITED IN
HEAVY SNOWFALL.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.
Distribution: Admins, AHIMT, Assembly, CERT, City Clerks & Managers, Dept. Heads, Fire & EMS, KPBSD, LEPC, Media, Police & Dispatch, Weather
Janelle Hames
Secretary
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Office of Emergency Management

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