Alaska Peninsula Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 4:17 PM AKST Jan. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday afternoon
through Sunday evening...

* location... Alaska Peninsula.

* Snow... 3 to 6 inches with up to a foot possible for upslope
locations on the Pacific side of the peninsula.

* Visibility... possibly reduced to one half mile or less at

* Wind... 45 to 55 mph with gusts as high as 70 mph.

* Timing... snowfall will begin over the western tip of the
Alaska Peninsula Sunday afternoon and spread eastward through
Sunday evening. Strong winds will accompany the snowfall and
bring blowing snow conditions to the Alaska Peninsula.
Snowfall will change to rain over the western tip of the
peninsula late Sunday evening and spread eastward as a front
moves across the peninsula.

* Impacts... travel may be difficult. Visibilities will be
limited in falling and blowing snow

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulation that may impact travel. People are encouraged
to closely monitor this weather situation. Preparation for this
potentially dangerous weather event should begin now.