URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK

357 PM AKST WED FEB 6 2013

A STRONG WEATHER FRONT WILL MOVE TOWARD THE NORTH GULF COAST ON

THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING STRONG EAST WINDS AND PERIODS OF

MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE EAST KENAI PENINSULA. WINDS

COMBINED WITH FALLING SNOW WILL PRODUCE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH

BLOWING SNOW THROUGH PORTAGE VALLEY AND EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM

BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY MORNING.

WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…

MOOSE PASS

357 PM AKST WED FEB 6 2013

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM AKST THURSDAY

THROUGH PORTAGE VALLEY AND ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ANCHORAGE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD

WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM AKST THURSDAY.

THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION…PORTAGE VALLEY AND EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM.

* SNOW…7 TO 14 INCHES.



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* VISIBILITY…WILL BE BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING

SNOW.

* WIND…EAST WINDS 30 TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING…VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE LATE THURSDAY

MORNING AS WINDS INCREASE AND SNOW INTENSIFIES. VISIBILITIES

SHOULD GRADUALLY IMPROVE IN THE EVENING AS WINDS DIMINISH.

* IMPACTS…SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW

MAY PRODUCE WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. DRIVING MAY BECOME

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.

Distribution: Admins, AHIMT, Assembly, CERT, City Clerks, City Managers, Dept. Heads, Fire & EMS, KPBSD, LEPC, Media, Police & Dispatch, Other Service Areas, Weather

Bonnie Hanson

Administrative Assistant

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Office of Emergency Management

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