St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Blizzard Warning, Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 4:46 AM AKST Feb. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon akst today...
... Blizzard Warning remains in effect from noon today to 6 am
akst Thursday...

* snow... with 5 to 10 inches accumulation possible.

* Blowing snow... reducing visibility to less than one quarter

* Winds... northeast to east 30 to 40 mph gusting near 60 mph.

* Wind chill values... around 55 below.

* Timing... winds will increase Wednesday afternoon and snow will
develop early in the evening with conditions deteriorating to
near whiteout at times Wednesday night before improving

* Impacts... visibility will be very poor and snow will
accumulate into drifts. Whiteout conditions should be
expected. Travel and outdoor activities will be difficult.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions in
blowing snow with strong winds and very poor visibilities are
occurring or expected.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that low wind chills with sustained
wind speeds of 15 mph or more are occurring or expected. If
outdoors, cover exposed skin to prevent frostbite.

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