Weather Alerts for Western Prince William Sound

Issued by the National Weather Service

Blizzard Warning  BLIZZARD WARNING   Blizzard Warning
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

Areas Affected:
Kodiak Island
Effective: Tue, 1/28 6:00pm Updated: Tue, 1/28 5:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 1/29 6:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM AKST
WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
8 to 16 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
* WHERE...Kodiak Island.
* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM AKST Wednesday. Light snow
showers will continue through the day before heavier snow moves
in this evening. There will be a period of intense snow with
rapid accumulations late this evening until the early morning.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow
could significantly reduce visibility to one half mile at times
overnight into Wednesday. As winds shift to northwest late
Wednesday morning, visibilities could drop to one quarter mile
or less at times.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts as
high as 45 mph begin this evening. Winds then become northwest
overnight through Wednesday morning and will cause blizzard
conditions over much of the island.

Information:
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 very hazardous. If you must travel,
have a winter survival kit with you.If you get stranded, stay
with your vehicle.
For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit
511.alaska.gov.

Blizzard Warning  BLIZZARD WARNING   Blizzard Warning
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

Areas Affected:
Northeast Prince William Sound
Effective: Tue, 1/28 9:00pm Updated: Tue, 1/28 5:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 1/29 12:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON AKST
WEDNESDAY FOR THOMPSON PASS...
* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
2 to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph. Whiteout
conditions expected at times.
* WHERE...Thompson Pass.
* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to noon AKST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The cold wind chills
as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in
as little as 20 minutes.

Information:
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 very hazardous. If you must travel,
have a winter survival kit with you.If you get stranded, stay
with your vehicle.
For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit
511.alaska.gov.

Wind Chill Advisory  WIND CHILL ADVISORY   Wind Chill Advisory
WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

Areas Affected:
Eastern Alaska Range
Effective: Tue, 1/28 4:57am Updated: Tue, 1/28 5:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 1/29 12:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON AKST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Very cold wind chills to 50 below expected. The cold
wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to
exposed skin. In addition, heavy drifting snow is expected.
* WHERE...Near Passes in the Eastern Alaska Range south of Black
Rapids.
* WHEN....Now to until noon Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...North winds gusting to 30 mph will cause
drifting snow and wind chills to 50 below along the Richardson
Highway and the Tok Cutoff south of Black Rapids. Motorists
should be prepared for snow drifts and very cold wind chills.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and sustained wind
speeds of 15 mph or more will create low wind chills. Frost bite
and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken.



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