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Old 12-11-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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Statement as of 3:00 PM AKST on December 11, 2011


... A strong storm bringing a mix of conditions to the Anchorage
bowl...

A very strong low has rapidly developed today in the North Pacific
and is heading toward the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula this
afternoon. Weather conditions around the Anchorage bowl vary greatly
from Eagle River to the southwest side of town.

Currently Eagle River to near downtown Anchorage is reporting rain
while the south and west side of town is seeing heavy snow. Heavy
snow is also being reported along the hillside with gusty winds
reducing visibility to one half mile or less at times.

The back edge of the front associated with this low is rapidly
approaching the Anchorage bowl and is expected to end the
precipitation briefly late this afternoon.

Cold air and additional moisture will wrap around the system and
bring light snow to the region later tonight.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—
A winter storm that hit Southcentral Alaska Sunday brought whiteout conditions to the Seward Highway, dozens of accidents to Anchorage roads and power outages across the region as authorities advised people not to drive for the day.

With emergency response complicated by people sliding into ditches in areas with poor or no cellphone reception, Ipsen suggested that drivers avoid hitting the road Sunday.

“If at all possible, stay where you are,” Ipsen said.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, APD dispatch reported 25 vehicles in distress, 17 vehicle accidents and five vehicle accidents with injuries. Dispatchers say area roads are extremely slick, and also advised drivers to stay home.

Channel 2’s Steve MacDonald reported a power outage Sunday afternoon on the Upper Hillside above Hillside Drive, while users of Channel 2’s Facebook page said power was also out in Girdwood, Kenai and Tyonek.

Winter Storm Hits Southcentral; Authorities Discourage Driving - ktuu.com
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Fortunately, I just stocked up on a case of Pinot Noir from CostCo the other day!
ya might just have ta survive on that case!! hahahha...seriously be safe and I hope no serious damage is incurred by anyone.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Palmer, AK
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It's been stormy and rainy weather all day out here in Palmer.....I haven't even budged from the tv room cause it looks so wet and rainy outside
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Just saw some Snow Lightning! Awesome!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Thundersnow?

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Old 12-11-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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Thundersnow?

Wow. I've only seen thundersnow once or twice, and nothing like that, for sure.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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Thundersnow?

I only saw the flash of lightning. The wind was howling way too loud to hear any Thunder!
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:08 AM
 
Location: JBER, AK
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Now THAT was cool!!!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska - USA
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Thundersnow?


Cool Video with Jim Cantore. Wow, that was a close strike with the lightning and the thunder happening at nearly the same time.
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