Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
550 AM AKST TUE FEB 19 2013

AKZ125-200400-
/X.NEW.PAFC.BZ.W.0014.130220T0200Z-130220T1500Z/
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHITTIER...SEWARD...GIRDWOOD...
MOOSE PASS
550 AM AKST TUE FEB 19 2013

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM
AKST WEDNESDAY FOR PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN ARM...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM
AKST WEDNESDAY FOR PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN ARM.

* LOCATION...PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN ARM.
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* SNOW...AROUND 6 INCHES ACCUMULATION. * VISIBILITY...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS. * WIND...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 25 TO 40 MPH. * TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND BEGIN REDUCING VISIBILITIES AROUND 5 PM. WINDS WILL DIMINISH TOWARD MORNING AND VISIBILITIES SHOULD IMPROVE AT THAT TIME. * IMPACTS...SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW WILL PRODUCE WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS. DRIVING WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT. ALL TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

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