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Winter Weather Advisory Update Feb. 12, 2017

UPDATED on Seward City News Sunday Feb. 12 1045 AKST

Weather Source at weather.gov

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT…CORRECTED
National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK
609 AM AKST Sun Feb 12 2017

AKZ101-111-121-125-131-135-141-171-130315-
Anchorage-Matanuska Valley-Western Kenai Peninsula-
Western Prince William Sound-Northeast Prince William Sound-
Southeast Prince William Sound-Copper River Basin-Kodiak Island-
Including the cities of…Anchorage…Eagle River…Indian…
Eklutna…Palmer…Wasilla…Sutton…Chickaloon…Kenai…
Soldotna…Homer…Cooper Landing…Whittier…Seward…
Girdwood…Moose Pass…Valdez…Thompson Pass…Cordova…
Glennallen…Eureka…McCarthy…Paxson…Slana…Kodiak City
609 AM AKST Sun Feb 12 2017

…Dramatic Changes On The Way…

An approaching system will usher in a dramatic change in the weather
across much of Southcentral today. With widespread cold air in
place, precipitation will begin as snow, with several inches
possible across Kodiak Island and the Kenai Peninsula. By Sunday
night, snow will begin in the Susitna Valley, lingering into
Monday afternoon. A few quick inches of snow are also possible in
Anchorage before downsloping and warming begins.

Behind this system, temperatures will rise rapidly across
Southcentral Alaska starting along the Gulf Coast on Sunday night
and then working inland on Monday. Snow will turn to rain with
this system starting with the Gulf Coast and then progress inland
on Monday.

There is still uncertainty as to how much warm air will be
transported into our area by this system, as well as how quickly the
cold air currently in place will be scoured out. Regardless,
difficult travel conditions across much of Southcentral over the
next several days are increasingly likely, especially for the
Monday morning and evening commutes. As precipitation turns into
rain with the arrival of warmer temperatures, water on frozen

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road surfaces will create areas of very slippery driving
conditions around Southcentral.

Please see the local forecast for the latest information specific
to your area at: www.weather.gov/afc
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Source: weather.gov

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
849 AM AKST FRI FEB 10 2017

AKZ125-110600-
/O.COR.PAFC.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-170211T1500Z/
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD…
MOOSE PASS
849 AM AKST FRI FEB 10 2017

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 AM AKST SATURDAY FOR EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM TO WHITTIER…

* LOCATION…FROM EASTERN TURNAGAIN ARM TO WHITTIER.

* SNOW…5 TO 9 INCHES.

* VISIBILITY…REDUCED TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* WIND…WEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

*TIMING…WINDS WILL STEADILY INCREASE TODAY. SNOW WILL INTENSIFY
THIS MORNING AND PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE
AS SNOWFALL AND WINDS DIMINISH SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW
CREATE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING… ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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