Weather Alerts for Eastern Beaufort Sea Coast

Issued by the National Weather Service

Coastal Flood Warning  COASTAL FLOOD WARNING   Coastal Flood Warning
EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST

Areas Affected:
Western Arctic Coast
Effective: Thu, 10/6 12:00am Updated: Wed, 10/5 7:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 10/7 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO NOON AKDT FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Coastal flooding expected.
* WHERE...Western Arctic Coast.
* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon AKDT Friday.
* IMPACTS...Low lying areas could flood causing damage to fish
or hunting camps along the coast. Some critical infrastructure
in communities may be inundated. Significant erosion is
possible.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Water levels are expected to rise 5 to 8
feet above normal high tide line. The highest water levels are
expected Thursday night through Friday morning.

Information:
Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If
travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through
water of unknown depth.

Coastal Flood Warning  COASTAL FLOOD WARNING   Coastal Flood Warning
EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST

Areas Affected:
Northern Arctic Coast
Effective: Thu, 10/6 6:00am Updated: Wed, 10/5 7:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 10/7 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO
NOON AKDT FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Coastal flooding expected.
* WHERE...Northern Arctic Coast.
* WHEN...From 6 AM Thursday to noon AKDT Friday.
* IMPACTS...Low lying areas will flood, and significant erosion
is expected. Damage to fish or hunting camps along the coast
is expected. Some critical infrastructure may be inundated.
Water will likely go across the road to Point Barrow and other
low lying roads along the coast.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Water levels are expected to rise 4 to 5
feet above normal high tide line. The highest water levels are
expected Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

Information:
Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If
travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through
water of unknown depth.

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST

Areas Affected:
Western Arctic Coast
Effective: Wed, 10/5 4:00pm Updated: Wed, 10/5 7:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 10/7 12:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO MIDNIGHT AKDT THURSDAY NIGHT...
* WHAT...South winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph
expected.
* WHERE...Western Arctic Coast.
* WHEN...From 4 PM today to midnight AKDT Thursday night.
* IMPACTS...High winds may move loose debris, damage property
and cause power outages.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds will shift from south to southwest
Thursday morning. Travel could be difficult.

Information:
People are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown
around or damaged by the wind.

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST

Areas Affected:
Northwestern Brooks Range
Effective: Wed, 10/5 10:00pm Updated: Wed, 10/5 7:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 10/6 4:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM AKDT THURSDAY...
* WHAT...South winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph
expected.
* WHERE...Northwestern Brooks Range.
* WHEN...From 10 PM today to 4 PM AKDT Thursday.
* IMPACTS...High winds may move loose debris, damage property
and cause power outages. Travel could be difficult.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds will shift from south to southwest
Thursday morning.

Information:
People are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown
around or damaged by the wind.

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST

Areas Affected:
Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys
Effective: Wed, 10/5 10:00pm Updated: Wed, 10/5 7:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 10/6 4:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM AKDT THURSDAY...
* WHAT...South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
expected.
* WHERE...Lower Kobuk and Noatak Valleys.
* WHEN...From 10 PM today to 4 PM AKDT Thursday.
* IMPACTS...High winds may move loose debris, damage property and
cause power outages.

Information:
People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

High Wind Watch  HIGH WIND WATCH   High Wind Watch
EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA COAST

Areas Affected:
Northern Arctic Coast
Effective: Thu, 10/6 1:00pm Updated: Wed, 10/5 7:40am Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri, 10/7 7:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
* WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
possible.
* WHERE...Northern Arctic Coast.
* WHEN...From Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.
* IMPACTS...High winds may move loose debris, damage property and
cause power outages. Travel could be difficult especially for
high profile vehicles.

Information:
Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe
location prior to the onset of winds.



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