Weather Alerts for Lower Kuskokwim Valley

Issued by the National Weather Service

Blizzard Warning  BLIZZARD WARNING   Blizzard Warning
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Kuskokwim Delta
Effective: Tue, 11/19 6:00am Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 11/19 3:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 3 PM AKST TUESDAY FOR
THE KUSKOKWIM DELTA...
* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
4 to 12 inches are expected. Winds of 35 to 45 mph, with gusts
as high as 60 mph are expected. This will cause visibilities to
fall to one quarter mile or less at times.
* WHERE...Kuskokwim Delta, including Bethel. The worst conditions
will be along the coast.
* WHEN...From 6 AM to 3 PM AKST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heavy snow and strong winds will develop
quickly early Tuesday morning. The worst conditions are
expected through the morning, with visibility slowly improving
in the late afternoon.

Information:
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected. 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.

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Lower Yukon Valley
Effective: Tue, 11/19 12:00am Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 11/20 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
AKST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult
travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches,
with localized amounts up to 8 inches, and ice accumulations of
one tenth of an inch are expected.
* WHERE...Lower Yukon Valley.
* WHEN...Midnight to noon Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 60 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very difficult or
impossible.

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys
Effective: Tue, 11/19 6:00am Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 11/20 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO NOON AKST
WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with
localized amounts up to 10 inches, are expected.
* WHERE...Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys.
* WHEN...6 AM Tuesday to noon Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for significant reductions in
visibility at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. This will make travel very difficult or
impossible.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Lower Kuskokwim Valley
Effective: Tue, 11/19 3:00am Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 11/19 6:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM AKST
TUESDAY FOR THE LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8
inches.
* WHERE...Lower Kuskokwim Valley, including Aniak and Sleetmute.
* WHEN...From 3 AM to 6 PM AKST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heavy snow will start in the early morning
hours and continue through the day.

Information:
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Bristol Bay
Effective: Mon, 11/18 9:00pm Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 11/19 6:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM AKST TUESDAY FROM DILLINGHAM NORTH...
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
up to 5 inches and ice accumulations up to two tenths of an inch
are expected. Winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph
are expected.
* WHERE...Dillingham north, including Koliganek and New Stuyahok.
* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 6 AM AKST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS...Difficult travel conditions are possible.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow overnight will transition to freezing
rain. Temperatures will then quickly warm in the early morning,
which will switch precipitation to rain for the remainder of the
day. Freezing rain and snow will persist longer further north.

Information:
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Upper Kuskokwim Valley
Effective: Tue, 11/19 12:00pm Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 11/20 12:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO NOON
AKST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Plan on slippery road
conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with
localized amounts up to 8 inches, and ice accumulations of one
tenth of an inch are expected.
* WHERE...Upper Kuskokwim Valley.
* WHEN...Noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for reduced visibilities at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Central Interior
Effective: Tue, 11/19 12:00pm Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 11/20 12:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO NOON
AKST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, are expected.
* WHERE...Central Interior.
* WHEN...Noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for reduced visibilities at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause travel difficulties. The latest road conditions can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Upper Koyukuk Valley
Effective: Tue, 11/19 3:00pm Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 11/20 12:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO NOON
AKST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are
expected.
* WHERE...Upper Koyukuk Valley.
* WHEN...3 PM Tuesday to noon Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for reduced visibilities at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause travel difficulties. The latest road conditions can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands
Effective: Tue, 11/19 3:00pm Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 11/20 12:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO NOON
AKST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.
* WHERE...Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands.
* WHEN...3 PM Tuesday to noon Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for reduced visibilities at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause travel difficulties. The latest road conditions can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

High Wind Watch  HIGH WIND WATCH   High Wind Watch
LOWER KUSKOKWIM VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Denali
Effective: Tue, 11/19 12:00pm Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed, 11/20 6:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...South winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph
possible.
* WHERE...Denali.
* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power
lines. Widespread power outages are possible. 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.

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

Areas Affected:
Susitna Valley
Effective: Tue, 11/19 6:00am Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed, 11/20 12:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 12
inches possible.
* WHERE...Susitna Valley, with the highest snow accumulation over
the northern to western valley.
* WHEN...From Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

Information:
Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

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

Areas Affected:
Central Interior - Middle Tanana Valley - Southeastern Brooks Range - Upper Koyukuk Valley - Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country - Yukon Flats and Surrounding Uplands
Effective: Tue, 11/19 6:00am Updated: Mon, 11/18 5:15am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 11/18 6:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Snow and Freezing Rain in the Interior Tuesday and Wednesday...
A front moving into the southern interior Tuesday morning will
bring another round of snow and a slight chance of freezing rain
to the Fairbanks area. Precipitation may begin as light freezing
rain Tuesday afternoon and then transition to snow Tuesday evening
with 1 to 2 inches of snow expected in the Fairbanks area. Little
or no precipitation is expected south of Fairbanks. The front
will continue to move north into the northern interior late
Tuesday night and Wednesday. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches
of snow is expected in the higher terrain north of Fairbanks
Tuesday night and Wednesday. Freezing rain in not expected north
of the Yukon River.



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