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Old 11-18-2011, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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It's cold here...

Wind from the NE (050 degrees) at 20 MPH (17 KT) gusting to 28 MPH (24 KT)
Visibility 10 mile(s)
Sky conditions overcast
Temperature 1.0 F (-17.2 C)
Windchill -20 F (-29 C)
Dew Point -7.1 F (-21.7 C)
Relative Humidity 67%
Pressure (altimeter) 30.1 in. Hg (1019 hPa)
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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10:00 Pm news on channel two - Valdez - 120 mph winds in the port !!
They have to be lying!
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Blizzard Watch
Statement as of 4:03 PM AKST on November 18, 2011

... Blizzard watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a blizzard
watch... which is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday
evening.

* Location... along the coast and Nunivak Island.

* Snow... accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected.

* Visibility... less than one mile is likely... and may be reduced
to less than one quarter mile at times.

* Wind... 25 to 35 mph winds are possible.

* Timing... snow will begin early Saturday morning. The heaviest
snowfall and lowest visibilities are expected Saturday afternoon.

* Impacts... travel may become difficult and dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or
blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities.
This can lead to white-out conditions and make travel very
dangerous.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Warning Description: Special Statement

Warning Date: 8:00 PM AKST on November 18, 2011

WarningSum:...Slightly Warmer Temperatures Return Over The Weekend Followed By
Another Cold Weather Outbreak...

Warning Message:A cold airmass has settled across much of the state with record
breaking temperatures in the northern interior while south central
experiences the coldest temperatures of the season so far. The clear
skies and calm winds will not last long as an area of low pressure
develops along a frontal boundary near Kodiak Island late Saturday.
This system will bring clouds back to the region Sunday as well as
temperatures considered normal for this time of year.
Monday a very cold airmass originating from the far north Arctic
Ocean will settle over southwest Alaska resulting in temperatures
again plummeting below normal for this time of year. The airmass will
remain in place for the majority of the week. Most areas will see
light snow during the week as well as brisk winds...particularly
through the Matanuska Valley and along Cook Inlet.
Ab Nov 11
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Statement as of 4:48 AM AKST on November 19, 2011

... Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 6 am to 9 PM akst this
evening along the coast and Nunivak Island...

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 6 am to 9 PM akst this
evening along the coast and Nunivak Island.

* Location... along the coast and Nunivak Island.

* Snow... accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected.

* Visibility... will be reduced to less than one quarter mile at
times.

* Wind... 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph are possible.

* Timing... snow will begin early Saturday morning. The heaviest
snowfall and lowest visibilities are expected Saturday
afternoon.

* Impacts... travel may become difficult and dangerous.

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 11-19-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Sunny and a bit chilly out: 13F with a wind chill of -4. Spent all day yesterday cutting wood up country at -9 and now we're bucking it up. Winds chills down to -45 at the Pass, and big drifts well into the road when we came back through last night. The northbound lane was mostly buried for about half a mile. The hill next to it was just swallowing up the road. Wind's supposed to die down tonight and we've got snow in the forecast all next week.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Hehe, sounds like you're getting your wish of a better, snowier Valdez winter this year Tigre! Very nice!
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Hehe, sounds like you're getting your wish of a better, snowier Valdez winter this year Tigre! Very nice!
We'll see. We've gotten 44 inches so far this season, which is above average. It's been over a week since the last snowfall though. What's on the ground right now is all hard and wind-blown.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Well at least in Valdez if it doesn't snow enough you can always just head up to the Pass if you want to see some snow!

Have you been on out that bad-ass sled of yours yet this year?
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Well at least in Valdez if it doesn't snow enough you can always just head up to the Pass if you want to see some snow!
Well there's definitely snow on the ground. Was in over my boots just now walking across the yard to refill a bird feeder. Before this last wind storm it was a little over knee-deep though. Some has blown away and the rest has hardened up a lot. And the Pass is in bad shape too as far as snow conditions go. Hundred-mile-an-hour winds don't make for great ski conditions. Could make for bad avalanche conditions too if we get a good dump on top of that icy wind slab.

Here's a link you might find interesting if you haven't come across it yet: www.thompsonpass.com

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Have you been on out that bad-ass sled of yours yet this year?
Lol. It's kind of a girl sled really, but I like it. That's what we were hauling wood with yesterday. My guy and a friend were felling and cutting them into 4ft sections and I was hauling them about a mile out to the truck on a sled behind my snowmachine.
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