winter storm watch

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
402 PM AKST SAT MAR 8 2014

...ACTIVE WEATHER RETURNING TO THE SOUTHERN MAINLAND...

.THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF WEATHER FRONTS WILL MOVE INTO SOUTH
CENTRAL ALASKA FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA ON MONDAY. STRONG WINDS AND
HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN KENAI
PENINSULA ON MONDAY AND REACH THE NORTH GULF COAST MONDAY
AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES SHOULD STAY COLD ENOUGH TO SUPPORT SNOW
ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SEA LEVEL AT MOST LOCATIONS.

AKZ125-091415-
/X.CON.PAFC.WS.A.0003.140310T1800Z-140311T0600Z/
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHITTIER...SEWARD...GIRDWOOD...
MOOSE PASS
402 PM AKST SAT MAR 8 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FROM MOOSE PASS
NORTH...

* LOCATION...HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM MOOSE PASS NORTH. STRONG EASTERLY
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WINDS WILL ADD THE THREAT OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH PORTAGE VALLEY AND TURNAGAIN ARM. * SNOW...SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM 15 TO 20 INCHES LIKELY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCAL SNOW AMOUNTS UP TO 30 INCHES. * VISIBILITY...POTENTIALLY REDUCED TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. * WIND...EAST WIND 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY AS HIGH AS 45 MPH. * TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN MONDAY MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY BY AFTERNOON BEFORE SLOWLY TAPERING OFF LATE MONDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE SEVERELY LIMITED IN HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THIS WEATHER SITUATION. PREPARATION FOR THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WEATHER EVENT SHOULD BEGIN NOW. &&

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