Alaska Peninsula Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 12:30 PM AKST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow remains in
effect until midnight akst tonight...

* snow... 3 to 8 inches... highest along upslope locations on the
Pacific side of the peninsula.

* Visibility... reduced to one-half mile or less at times.

* Wind... 45 to 55 mph. Gusts as high as 70 mph will develop west
of Cold Bay early this evening... then spread eastward before
diminishing after midnight.

* Timing... snowfall will begin over the western tip of the
Alaska Peninsula this afternoon and spread eastward through
this evening. Strong winds will accompany the snowfall and
bring blowing snow conditions to the Alaska Peninsula.
Snowfall will change to rain over the western tip of the
peninsula late this evening and spread eastward as a front
moves across the peninsula.

* Impacts... travel may be difficult. Visibilities will be
limited in falling and blowing snow

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and
blowing snow. Use caution when traveling... especially in open
areas.