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Old 12-05-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Statement as of 4:30 AM AKST on December 05, 2011

... Blizzard watch in effect from Tuesday morning through late
Tuesday night...

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a blizzard
watch... which is in effect from Tuesday morning through late
Tuesday night.

* Snow... accumulations up to 2 inches.

* Visibility... possibly reduced to one quarter mile or less at times.

* Wind... southeast wind up to 50 mph inland and up to 60 mph along
the coast.

* Timing... Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night with lowest
visibilities Tuesday evening.

* Impacts... 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.

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 12-05-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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Still here.

Lost power around 3am Sunday morning while the winds were peaking at over 100mph at the house. Temp made it to 51 F, got almost 3" of rain out of the whole thing. Power came back Sunday afternoon, but the Internets are still out there. A few neighbors lost parts of decks or roofs, but my place made it through pretty much OK.

All the snow is gone, about 2" of standing water in my driveway has now refrozen to a perfect sheet of glass. Just hope we get some snow back to cover the bare ground again.

Last edited by Moose Whisperer; 12-05-2011 at 10:35 AM..
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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High winds batter city; 2,000 lose power: Severe Weather | Alaska news at adn.com

Hurricane-Force Winds Rock Southcentral - ktuu.com
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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That sucks, Moose. That's a lot of rain! We didn't get any wind, just slushy crap and a lot of drizzle. Got 2.8 inches of total precipitation. The city crews finally got some of it out of the street overnight, but it's still a mess out there. Yesterday it was over 8" deep on some streets, and they were sending guys out in trucks to clear the gutters by hand, which lasted all of half an hour at most before they clogged back up again. Idiots.

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Originally Posted by ShipOfFools42 View Post
I can't imagine the sense of pride you feel from living in a place like Valdez.
Well, it usually feels more like masochism, but I'm into that sort of thing. The bad weather we get in the summer is mostly just boring, but the stuff we get in the winter is bad enough to be funny, so I like that a lot more. It's a lot of work, though. And when people come to visit I'd much rather it be nice out so they can actually see the place and enjoy it.

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And speaking of Valdez, I'm going nuts down here. It's been just barely too warm to snow, and raining. !!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, same here. Only there it's probably raining on grass instead of ice and snow. Rain in the winter up here is pretty awful.

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Wow Moose that's terrible. Good luck.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Damn Moose... thank goodness your house didn't have chunks falling off at least, though. Although that 2" sheet of glassy ice doesn't sound like fun. I would be going through a lot of ice-melt; I don't normally use the stuff but with that kind of ice it would be hard to even move your truck. Good luck to you.

And yeah Tigre, it's raining on bare grass, and it's been trying to snow on and off, just weird mountain weather. Trying to snow at about 45˚F... what the hell is that? And maybe this is just because I'm easily amused by weather because it's a free way of getting some entertainment out of the normal humdrum activities of daily life, or maybe it's because we rarely get much winter weather, but I think I would rather it be raining on top of ice and snow. I know that's ridiculous, because I know all the crappy things that result when that happens... but like I said, I just love inclement weather of any kind that requires me to have to "fight mother nature", if you will. In any case, I guess the pride I was talking about is just being able to tell your friends what a unique, unusual place you live in, but I could certainly see how it would feel like masochism after awhile, lol.

Well, good luck to everyone in the aftermath of the crazy meltdown weather. I'd help you all clean up if I could. My tractor has been sitting painfully idle lately.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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... Blizzard Warning in effect from 6 am Tuesday to 9 am akst
Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a Blizzard
Warning... which is in effect from 6 am Tuesday to 9 am akst
Wednesday. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect.

* Snow... 5 to 11 inches... highest amounts along the northern coast.

* Visibility... reduced to one quarter mile or less at times.

* Wind... southeast wind up to 50 mph inland and up to 60 mph along
the coast.

* Timing... 6 am Tuesday through 9 am akst Wednesday with lowest
visibilities Tuesday evening.

* Impacts... 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.

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 12-06-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Moose Whisperer View Post
Still here.

Lost power around 3am Sunday morning while the winds were peaking at over 100mph at the house. Temp made it to 51 F, got almost 3" of rain out of the whole thing. Power came back Sunday afternoon, but the Internets are still out there. A few neighbors lost parts of decks or roofs, but my place made it through pretty much OK.

All the snow is gone, about 2" of standing water in my driveway has now refrozen to a perfect sheet of glass. Just hope we get some snow back to cover the bare ground again.
Jesus....
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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5 to 11 inches? Damn. You guys are getting large amounts at a time compared to last year, it seems. Jealous down here where it's been raining for the past day and a half and is supposed to rain still for the next day. But the consolation prize is that it's supposed to snow tomorrow night, and windy with gusts up to 50 mph. I'm excited! Supposed to only get an inch or two, but I will definitely take that over nothing at all. And what makes it better is that this is 99% certainly my last winter in the South, so I'll be getting plenty of snow soon enough!

Enjoy the refrozen winter landscape, guys! And the big snow! Certainly better than that weird melt/rain/high temperature crap.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Here comes the wind!

Wind from the ESE (110 degrees) at 22 MPH (19 KT)
Visibility 10 mile(s)
Sky conditions overcast
Precipitation last hour A trace
Temperature 33 F (1 C)
Windchill 21 F (-6 C)
Dew Point 26 F (-3 C)
Relative Humidity 74%
Pressure (altimeter) 29.87 in. Hg (1011 hPa)

Statement as of 4:11 PM AKST on December 06, 2011

... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 9 am akst Wednesday...

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 9 am akst Wednesday.

* Snow... additional accumulations up to 3 inches with isolated
higher amounts.

* Visibility... reduced to one quarter mile or less at times.

* Wind... southeast wind up to 50 mph inland and up to 75 mph
along the coast.

* Timing... through 9 am akst Wednesday with lowest visibilities
this evening.

* Impacts... outdoor activities will be extremely difficult or
impossible at times.

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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