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Old 04-06-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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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.
The upside is I won't need to plow my driveway. All this new snow will be gone by morning!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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. Dangerous ice conditions developing along Alaska West Coast...

A very strong low moving across the Bering Sea will result in
dangerous sea ice conditions from Bristol Bay to Point Hope. Detailed
graphics of the impacted ice areas have been posted on our web Page
at http://pafc.Arh.NOAA.Gov/icegraphics.Php (broken link).

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

From Cape Newenham to Toksook Bay ice shoves are likely Thursday
through Friday night. Most of this ice will be less than 4 inches
thick. Smaller ice floes moving onshore may be up to 12 inches thick.

This situation continues to be monitored closely.



... High wind watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday evening...

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

Winds will increase as a powerful Bering Sea low approaches the
coast through tomorrow evening. South to southwest winds will
increase late Thursday morning to 35 to 55 mph with possible gusts
as high as 75 mph... mainly along the coast... and persist through
late Thursday evening before winds begin to diminish.

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.


A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 7 am akdt Thursday.

Blizzard conditions with visibilities reduced to near zero have
overspread the coastal regions this afternoon as the powerful Bering Sea
low moves towards the western coast. An additional 2 to 6 inches
of snow accumulations are possible overnight. This snow will
combine with east to southeast winds of 25 to 50 mph to produce
blowing snow that will keep visibilities reduced to near
zero... especially along the coast.

Warmer air will overspread the region during the morning
hours and snow will change to rain most areas... especially from
Bethel south and east. However... cold air will arrive from the
west and winds will again increase by Thursday afternoon. Blizzard
conditions could redevelop during the afternoon hours... especially
along the northern coast.

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, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Carver County, MN
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I would be interested in seeing pictures of this blizzard.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Here is the start of the storm....







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Old 04-06-2011, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Hell, that looks like winter or something!

Sunny day today, and beautiful. Holy cow, did the snow ever melt! I think just about all the sidewalks in town are clear now! Calling for 7 inches in town and up to two feet in the mountains through tomorrow night, but it won't last long down here.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:29 PM
 
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Statement as of 7:05 PM AKDT on April 6, 2011

... Damaging winds reported along the southern Alaska Peninsula...

A powerful storm is currently moving across the Bering Sea. Below
are wind and damage reports received this afternoon from along the
Alaska peninsula:

..time... ... event... ... city location... ... lat.Lon...
..date... ... .mag... . ..County location..St.. ... source... .
..remarks..

0400 PM non-tstm wnd dmg False Pass 54.84n 163.44w
04/06/2011 AK public

the False Pass Village public safety officer reported the
public safety building roof partially blown off, several
other buildings have lost parts of their roofs and some
have completely collapsed, and the clinic windows were
blown out. This damage was reported around 4 PM. A peak
wind gust of 91 mph was recorded at this time by the
False Pass ASOS.

0412 PM non-tstm wnd gst False Pass 54.84n 163.44w
04/06/2011 e91.00 mph AK
ASOS

False Pass ASOS recorded a peak wind gust of 91 mph.

0414 PM non-tstm wnd gst Cold Bay 55.22n 162.74w
04/06/2011 e92.00 mph AK ASOS

Cold Bay ASOS recorded a peak wind of 92 mph.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Wind from the ESE (110 degrees) at 33 MPH (29 KT) gusting to 44 MPH (38 KT) (direction variable)
Visibility less than 1/4 mile(s)
Sky conditions overcast
Weather Blowing snow
Precipitation last hour 0.05 inches
Temperature 27.0 F (-2.8 C)
Windchill 10 F (-12 C)
Dew Point 25.0 F (-3.9 C)
Relative Humidity 92%
Pressure (altimeter) 29.14 in. Hg (986 hPa)
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Forecast just changed to 1-3 inches tonight, 10-14 inches tomorrow, plus 2 tomorrow night. We'll see...
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Wind from the SSE (160 degrees) at 28 MPH (24 KT) gusting to 39 MPH (34 KT)
Visibility 7 mile(s)
Sky conditions overcast
Precipitation last hour A trace
Temperature 34.0 F (1.1 C)
Windchill 21 F (-6 C)
Dew Point 30.9 F (-0.6 C)
Relative Humidity 88%
Pressure (altimeter) 28.82 in. Hg (975 hPa)
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Things are definitely starting to kick up here at the house:

http://tinyurl.com/anc-weather (broken link)
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