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Old 04-05-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Don't feel bad Warpt. Yesterday we had some lightning thunder and rain. Today it's frickin snowing! Looks cool tho. Big ol flakes.
I'll be landing in the great land tomorrow evening. Can't wait to see some mountains and it would be nice to get one last ski day in.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Feels like winter is back in force.

Wind from the NW (310 degrees) at 21 MPH (18 KT)
Visibility 9 mile(s)
Sky conditions mostly cloudy
Temperature 6.1 F (-14.4 C)
Windchill -14 F (-26 C)
Dew Point 1.0 F (-17.2 C)
Relative Humidity 79%
Pressure (altimeter) 29.59 in. Hg (1002 hPa)
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Don't feel bad Warpt. Yesterday we had some lightning thunder and rain. Today it's frickin snowing! Looks cool tho. Big ol flakes.
I'll be landing in the great land tomorrow evening. Can't wait to see some mountains and it would be nice to get one last ski day in.
we got the same crap too! today is really high winds...power blips all day I have given up trying to reset clocks and such....
Have a safe trip home Rance and a great ski day!
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Originally Posted by warptman View Post
Feels like winter is back in force.

Wind from the NW (310 degrees) at 21 MPH (18 KT)
Visibility 9 mile(s)
Sky conditions mostly cloudy
Temperature 6.1 F (-14.4 C)
Windchill -14 F (-26 C)
Dew Point 1.0 F (-17.2 C)
Relative Humidity 79%
Pressure (altimeter) 29.59 in. Hg (1002 hPa)
Winter has been pretty bad alot of places this year. I blame La Nina, which is Spanish for The Nina!
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a Blizzard
Warning... which is in effect from 10 am Wednesday to 7 am akdt
Thursday. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect.

Snow... heavy at times... and strong easterly winds will develop
southwest to northeast across the Kuskokwim Delta late Wednesday
morning through Wednesday afternoon. East winds of 20 to 35 mph
are expected inland while the coast will see much stronger winds
of 35 to 50 mph. These winds will combine with the snow to produce
blizzard conditions... which will reduce visibilities to near zero at times
through late Wednesday night.

Temperatures will warm into the 20s Wednesday night... but there
remains some uncertainty whether much warmer air to the south will
intrude into the region Wednesday evening and change the snow to
rain. The current thinking is that at least northern coastal
regions will remain cold enough for blizzard conditions through
late Wednesday night.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 white-out
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. All travel and
outdoor activity is strongly discouraged.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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This is a big storm!

... Dangerous ice conditions expected to develop along the Alaska
West Coast...

... Potential for coastal flooding along the southwest coast...

A very strong low moving across the Bering Sea this week will result
in dangerous sea ice conditions along the western Alaska coast.

In Bristol Bay strong onshore winds starting Wednesday night and
continuing into Friday morning will cause ice to push onto beaches
from Dillingham to Togiak. Beach erosion can also be expected from
Naknek to Togiak Bay.

From Cape Newenham to Toksook Bay ice shoves are likely Thursday
through Saturday.

More information on expected ice conditions for areas north of the
Kuskokwim Delta along with detailed graphics are available at
http://pafc.Arh.NOAA.Gov/icegraphics.Php (broken link).

In addition to dangerous ice conditions there is also potential for
minor coastal flooding along the southwest Alaska coast Thursday
through Friday. A long fetch of westerly storm to hurricane force
winds will build seas up to around 35 feet over the southern Bering
Sea by Thursday morning. Strong winds will then move these very high
waves toward the southwest Alaska coast Thursday afternoon into
Friday. The presence of sea ice does help to dampen these waves.
However... there is still a threat for storm surge during high tides
to produce minor coastal flooding.

This situation continues to be monitored closely.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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A Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 10 am this morning to
7 am akdt Thursday.

A front from a Bering low will bring blizzard conditions to the
Kuskokwim Delta this morning that will persist through early
Thursday morning. A total of 5 to 7 inches of snow is expected
during this period. This snow will combine with east wind 20 to 35
mph with local gusts to 45 mph to produce blowing snow that will
reduce visibilities. Blizzard conditions will end Thursday morning
as snow changes to rain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 white-out
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. All travel and
outdoor activity is strongly discouraged.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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This is a big storm!
Yep, and it's still going to be packing a punch by the time it reaches us us here in ANC:

Statement as of 5:46 AM AKDT on April 06, 2011

... High wind watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday afternoon along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations...

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday
afternoon.

Southeast winds will increase to 65 mph with possible gusts to 90
mph Thursday morning. Winds are expected to diminish to 50 to 65
mph by late Thursday afternoon after frontal passage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. People are encouraged to closely monitor this
weather situation. Preparation for this potentially dangerous
weather event should begin now.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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90 mph! Now that's a wind gust, there! I know they get even higher than that, but oh I can't wait to see/experience that in person, as I find it quite exciting when we get sustained 40 mph winds here with gusts up to 70 mph. I can't say it's terribly pleasant when the wind blows like that with temps in the teens, but it is powerful and awe-inspiring. I just love all forms of severe weather. That being said, I'm sure you guys are thoroughly tired of it by now.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Wind from the NE (050 degrees) at 16 MPH (14 KT)
Visibility 7 mile(s)
Sky conditions overcast
Temperature 8.1 F (-13.3 C)
Windchill -9 F (-23 C)
Dew Point 1.9 F (-16.7 C)
Relative Humidity 75%
Pressure (altimeter) 29.87 in. Hg (1011 hPa)
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