High wind watch

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
402 AM AKST FRI FEB 8 2013

…STRONG STORM MOVING INTO SOUTHERN ALASKA ON SATURDAY…

.A PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA ON
SATURDAY. CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR VERY STRONG WINDS IN
PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN ARM.

AKZ125-090300-
/X.NEW.PAFC.HW.A.0005.130209T1500Z-130210T0300Z/
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…
MOOSE PASS
402 AM AKST FRI FEB 8 2013

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN ARM…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND



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WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION…PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN ARM.

* WIND…SOUTHEAST 50 TO 65 MPH WITH POSSIBLE GUSTS TO 85 MPH.

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH SATURDAY
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT. LOOSE DEBRIS CAN BE MOVED AND
  DAMAGE PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THIS
WEATHER SITUATION. PREPARATION FOR THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
WEATHER EVENT SHOULD BEGIN NOW.

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