Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blizzard Warning

We have had so much snow lately. At least 4 feet on the ground, which is so not normal here. We had a surprise 6-8 more inches fall last night, and now....


Eastern Aleutians

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 3:53 PM AKST on January 08, 2012

... Blizzard Warning in effect from 3 am to noon akst Monday...

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a Blizzard
Warning... which is in effect from 3 am to noon akst Monday.

* Snow... 2 to 6 inches.

* Visibility... reduced to one quarter mile or less at times.

* Wind... east to southeast wind 30 to 45 mph with local gusts to
60 mph.

* Timing... blizzard conditions will develop late tonight and early
Tuesday morning as snow develops and intensifies. Blizzard
conditions will end as warm air moves in and changes the snow
over to rain.

* Impacts... snowfall combined with strong winds and blowing snow
will produce white-out conditions. Outdoor activities 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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