Weather Alerts for Northern Arctic Coast

Issued by the National Weather Service

Blizzard Warning  BLIZZARD WARNING   Blizzard Warning
NORTHERN ARCTIC COAST

Areas Affected:
Western Arctic Coast
Effective: Fri, 3/5 2:41am Updated: Fri, 3/5 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 3/5 12:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST TODAY...
* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occuring. Travel will be very
difficult to impossible.
* WHERE...Western Arctic Coast.
* WHEN...Until noon today.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause
whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the
snow is likely.
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 whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely difficult. The latest road
conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
NORTHERN ARCTIC COAST

Areas Affected:
Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik Valley - Chukchi Sea Coast - Eastern Norton Sound and Nulato Hills - Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys - Lower Yukon Valley - Northern and Interior Seward Peninsula - Southern Seward Peninsula Coast - St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast - Yukon Delta
Effective: Fri, 3/5 2:41am Updated: Fri, 3/5 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 3/5 4:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Strong weather front moving to the West Coast Sunday...
A strong weather front associated with a low moving north in
Siberia will move to the West Coast late Sunday bringing strong
winds, spreading heavy snow up the coast, and potential for
widespread Blizzard conditions.
The front will develop in the Bering Sea Saturday and move to the
coast Sunday as the low moves to Wrangel Island. Strong south
winds to 30 mph gusting to 50 mph will move to St Lawrence Island
early Sunday. The winds will spread to the West Coast by Sunday
evening and will be from the east and southeast at 20 to 35 mph
gusting to 50 mph locally.
Heavy snow will move to the Seward Peninsula, Norton Sound, and
the Lower Yukon Delta Sunday. The heaviest snow will be in the
Bendeleben Mountains on the Seward Peninsula, and the Nulato
Hills. Snowfall amounts vary in the model solutions at this time,
but range up to one foot in those areas. Most locations can expect
2 to 4 inches of snow Sunday night.
For the latest weather Warnings and forecasts go to
www.weather.gov/fairbanks.



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