Weather Alerts for Lower Kuskokwim Valley

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Watch  WINTER STORM WATCH   Winter Storm Watch
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Lower Yukon Valley
Effective: Mon, 3/8 3:00am Updated: Sun, 3/7 12:45pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue, 3/9 6:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...
* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow with low visibility expected.
Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations
of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with the highest amounts in the
hills. Visibility will be less than one half mile at times.
Winds gusting to 40 mph.
* WHERE...Lower Yukon Valley.
* WHEN...From late tonight through late Monday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting to 40 mph will cause
widespread blowing and drifting snow.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch  WINTER STORM WATCH   Winter Storm Watch
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys
Effective: Mon, 3/8 3:00am Updated: Sun, 3/7 12:45pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue, 3/9 6:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...
* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow with low visibility expected.
Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations
of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with the highest amounts in the
hills. Visibility will be less than one half mile at times.
Winds gusting to 35 mph.
* WHERE...Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys.
* WHEN...From late tonight through late Monday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting to 35 mph will cause
widespread blowing and drifting snow.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Bristol Bay - Kuskokwim Delta - Lower Kuskokwim Valley
Effective: Sun, 3/7 4:56am Updated: Sun, 3/7 12:45pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 3/7 6:15pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...MAJOR WARM UP EXPECTED FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA SUNDAY AND MONDAY...
Warm temperatures up to 40F will approach the region Sunday and
Monday. Southerly winds associated with the front will bring warm
temperatures and rain Sunday afternoon into Monday across the
area. Strong southerly winds up to 45 mph are likely along the
coast and over the interior. There is high confidence in this
expected brief warm up with any remaining uncertainty in regards
to mixed precipitation potential.
The combination of warm temperatures...rain...and persistent winds
could cause rapid snowmelt. Travel may become difficult due to
overflow of rivers and slushy wet snow. The rapid warm up may
also cause rooftops to shed their snow unexpectedly. Please
exercise caution around buildings. Snow and blowing snow are
possible on the tail end of the front as the winds switch to the
west and cold...seasonal temperatures return Monday afternoon into
Tuesday.
For more details please visit weather.gov/anchorage.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Alaska Peninsula
Effective: Sun, 3/7 4:56am Updated: Sun, 3/7 12:45pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 3/8 9:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...TRACE ASHFALL POSSIBLE IN THE VICINITY OF VENIAMINOF...
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has detected continued activity
and low level ash emission in webcam and satellite data from the
Veniaminof Volcano located near Chignik. Any ashfall near Chignik
and Castle Cape is expected to be of trace amounts.
Surface winds are expected to briefly be out of the west early
this afternoon gradually turn southerly by mid to late afternoon.
Any potential ashfall would be north and east volcano.



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