Statement as of 11:55 PM AKDT on March 15, 2014
... Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 5 am to 5 PM akdt
Sunday west of Bethel...
* location... west of Bethel
* snow... 2 to 5 inches.
* Visibility... one quarter mile or less at times.
* Wind... east wind 20 to 35 mph.
* Timing... snow will begin early Sunday morning and combine with
strong easterly winds to produce blizzard conditions through
late Sunday afternoon. Snow could be heavy at times during the
day. Conditions will improve during the evening as winds shift
around to the south and begin to diminish in intensity.
* Impacts... travel may be difficult. Visibilities will be
limited in falling and blowing snow.
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 very difficult. All travel and outdoor
activity is strongly discouraged.
Statement as of 6:35 am AKST on March 15, 2014
... New precipitation and snowfall records for Friday...
The work week closed out at the National Weather Service forecast
office on Sand Lake Road with new records for daily precipitation
and daily snowfall.
The daily precipitation -water equivalent- of 0.41 inches doubled
up on the previous mark of 0.20 inches set in 1936. The snowfall
between the hours of 700 PM and 10 PM accounted for three-fourths
of the total daily precipitation.
The daily snowfall record was set with 5.7 inches... eclipsing the
previous mark of 3.3 inches set in 1988. The snow falling between
700 PM to 1000 PM was enough to break the previous record with no
break coming until the early morning hours Saturday.
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